Transit agency to install real cameras on commuter trains

Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit say they will replace all fake security cameras with working ones, following the shooting death of a passenger.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) that BART officials made the announcement Wednesday.

Their decision comes less than a week after the newspaper revealed the majority of the security cameras on BART commuter trains are decoys.

BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost says the agency is committed to installing a working camera in every train.

Questions about whether the cameras work arose after BART officials refused to say if security cameras had captured the Jan. 9 killing of a passenger aboard a train.

The transit agency has working surveillance cameras on station platforms and at fare boxes. One of those cameras caught images that police have distributed of the gunman leaving the station. No arrests have been made.


Information from: The San Francisco Chronicle,