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NTSB Calls for Inward- and Outward-Facing Cameras on Rail Transit Vehicles

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NTSB Calls for Inward- and Outward-Facing Cameras on Rail Transit Vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued three safety recommendations calling for the installation of crash-resistant inward- and outward-facing cameras in all rail transit vehicles, saying the cameras would greatly aid in crash investigations.

The recommendations, issued Aug. 31 to FTA and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), call for recorders with a minimum of 12-hour continuous-recording capability that can verify crew actions and train operating conditions. NTSB said the recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

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