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How Does the MTA Plan To Curb Subway Track Fatalities? Technology!

by Associated Press

Nouhailler, Flickr

The MTA plans to test sensors as a way to reduce track fatalities

The MTA says it plans to test out sensors that would alert whether someone had fallen on the subway tracks.

The agency tells WCBS-TV it will look at closed-circuit cameras, scanning laser beams, thermal cameras and radio-frequency technology.

The pilot program is expected to begin by the end of the year.

If someone falls and trips a sensor, a video feed would alert the rail Control Center and automatically alert a train operator approaching the station.

 The MTA says there have been over 50 track fatalities this year. Another 90 people have been struck and injured.




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