The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) launched a new security initiative in December to ensure the safety of its riders and drivers on its Alternative Transportation System (ATS) Fleet. Forty-five ATS vehicles were equipped with five security cameras each – four interior cameras and one exterior camera. The $360,000 security initiative will be completed on December 21, and will give the District the ability to store up to a year’s worth of video feed for each vehicle.
“The safety and security of our riders and drivers is our top priority. Our ATS vehicles serve thousands of riders each day in our 15 county region. This new camera system is just one more way we can build confidence in our system while providing measures to ensure the safety of our riding public,” said Richard Meile, chair of the St. Clair County Transit District Board.
The SCCTD offers call-a-ride services through a partnership with the Alternative Transportation System (ATS) to provide curb-to-curb community service for individuals certified as American Disabilities Act (ADA) eligible and service for those age 60 and older in some areas. To determine eligibility requirements, visit www.scctd.org.
Other measures already in the works include the addition of several bus shelters along heavily utilized routes, and trash receptacles at O’Fallon bus stops through a partnership with the City of O’Fallon. Meile added, “We are continually looking at ways to tweak our service to improve the ridership experience through partnerships with local communities, community organizations and the private sector.”