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Grand River Transit installing security cameras on buses

Grand River Transit is starting to install security cameras on all of its vehicles newer than 12 years old. The Region of Waterloo will use the cameras to help protect the safety of employees, residents and visitors and to monitor and protect physical assets.

The Region has established procedures that define how it will use security cameras to deter and monitor criminal activity, record significant events while meeting provincial legislative requirements. Staff will not be continuously monitoring security camera images will not be continuously monitored on a real time basis. The systems may also include video- and audio-recording equipment.

Transit systems all over the world use security camera systems. Locally, both the TTC and Guelph Transit use the systems. MiWay started to install the cameras on its buses last month.

You can review the GRT draft policy explaining how it will use images and information that the cameras record here.

You can provide your feedback on the policy here.

You can drop into one of three open houses on Tuesday, April 5, Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 about the new security cameras on GRT buses. Drop in to view the displays and pick up an information handout. Regional staff will be there to answer any questions you may have and gather your feedback on the security camera policy.

Tuesday, April 5

From 2:30 until 6 p.m.
Charles Street Transit Terminal
15 Charles Street West, Kitchener

Wednesday, April 6

From 2:30 until 6 p.m.
Ainslie Street Transit Terminal
35 Ainslie Street South, Cambridge

Thursday, April 7

From 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Region of Waterloo
150 Frederick Street, Kitchener