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Security cameras coming to Kamloops buses

February 13, 2015 - 11:53 AM

KAMLOOPS - More than a year after it was announced Kamloops would be one of the pilot project locations, B.C. Transit is moving forward with a plan to outfit 100 buses with security cameras.

Last week B.C. Transit began asking for proposals for the one year pilot project, which will include 25 buses in Kamloops. The closed circuit television cameras are expected to provide five different interior views of the bus and one exterior.

The request for proposals ends Feb. 27 and B.C. Transit plans to tentatively award the contract at the beginning of March. The plan is to have at least 25 of the 100 buses outfitted with the equipment by the end of March.

The idea of cameras on buses has received more attention following the high profile cases of a Kamloops resident claiming he had been kidnapped by a transit bus driver in 2013 and the fatal stabbing of a passenger on a Kelowna bus at the end of October 2014.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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