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Nevada transport authorities deploy bus surveillance
Public transport audio and video surveillance to provide passenger safety and driver blind spot elimination on Nevada buses.
Safety Vision has won a $5.6 million dollar contract to provide mobile video surveillance equipment for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada. In total, 227 buses will be retrofitted, of which 130 are double-decker buses, 49 are articulated buses and 48 are forty foot low-floor buses.
Expressing his delight at winning the contract, Safety Vision’s lead Account Executive for the proposal, Archie Doyle said, “Our levels of dedication to winning this prominent bid were more prolific than ever and it paid off.”
The RTC will use an advanced network video recording system (NVR) to provide video and audio surveillance over public transport options. NVRs transmit video over an on-bus network infrastructure allowing for high resolution footage and remote viewing. The RTC purchased Safety Vision’s flagship NVR, the RoadRecorder 7000S. Additionally, over 2500 high definition cameras will be deployed to help eliminate driver blind spots and monitor all passenger activities. Safety Vision will also provide RTC with wireless downloading equipment.
The RTC ranks among the largest public transport agencies in the United States of America. Of the 50 largest transit agencies, the RTC is ranked 27th and of the 50 largest bus agencies in urban areas, the RTC is ranked 17th as well as being one of the 50 largest demand response (on-call) agencies in urban areas, holding 13th position. These numbers, courtesy of the American Public Transportation Association, highlight the magnitude of the RTC’s influence.