This week I joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Johnson, my colleague State RepresentativeMelissa Conyears-Ervin, Alderman Burnett, CTA employers and others to announce the expansion of security cameras throughout the city’s transit system.
Through Safe & Secure, CTA will add 1,000 new cameras and upgrade more than 3,800 older-model cameras throughout the system. Additionally, new lighting, repairs and other improvements will enhance safety at all 146 CTA rail stations. New cameras will also be installed at more than 100 CTA bus turnaround locations and video monitors will be added to all CTA rail stations to aid personnel in monitoring station and customer activity.
In the Illinois House of Representatives as the Chairman of Transportation: Regulations, Roads & Bridges I’m pushing for consistent maintenance, improvements and upgrades to our state’s many transportation systems