Mayor Daley and transit agency officials made the announcement Friday at the Paulina Brown Line Station. The agency is using a $17.9 million federal Homeland Security grant to buy the cameras.
"We know that cameras deter violence in communities; equally effective in public transportation," said Mayor Daley. "The cameras at rail stations can make real-time video available to CTA control center, which can be shared by the police department immediately, and by the Office of Emergency Management & Communications."
Every CTA bus has cameras, as will new rail cars. The CTA will see if it is feasible to install cameras on the rail cars it now operates.