Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 17-02. Legal Implications of Video Surveillance on Transit Systems

As technology has improved and costs have decreased, transit systems throughout the country have installed video surveillance systems in their buses, trains, and stations. TCRP Syntheses 90, Video Surveillance Uses by Rail Transit Agencies, and other compilations have highlighted the prevalence of video use by transit systems. The widespread use of such video surveillance systems has generated numerous legal issues, such as a system’s ability to utilize video to discipline employees, both union and non-union, safety issues associated with such use, public access to such video, and retention policies regarding video, among others. Completed; published as Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Digest 52: Legal Implications of Video Surveillance on Transit Systems


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $43750
  • Contract Numbers:

    Topic J-05, Topic 17-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Start Date: 20161118
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171118
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180101
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01624206
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Topic J-05, Topic 17-02
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2017 1:00AM