Cameras to be installed on Nelson buses

The province-wide initiative is meant to increase security for drivers and riders.

Nelson buses are getting cameras installed in them this month.

Nelson buses are getting cameras installed in them this month.

B.C. Transit is hoping riders feel a little safer taking the bus.

Cameras are in the process of being installed on six buses that run in Nelson. The work is part of a province-wide B.C. Transit initiative following a pilot project last year in Victoria and Kamloops.

Maureen Sheehan, director of sales, marketing and communications for B.C. Transit, said the closed-circuit cameras are being added to help increase security for drivers and riders.

“It’s a deterrent for crime if there are cameras on the buses,” said Sheehan.

“It’s one way to keep our customers and our operators safer, so it’s really a safety feature.”

Cameras have already been installed in Kelowna, Nanaimo, Chilliwack and Whistler. They’ll start appearing in Nelson the week of April 18th.