Utah: Transit Authority to Install $2 Million ‘Feel Good’ Surveillance Program

It sounds like the agency's chief financial officer played down the usefulness of the cameras.
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The Utah Transit Authority has received a $2 million Department of Homeland Security grant to install surveillance cameras, the Salt Lake Tribune reported last week.

But it sounds like the UTA’s chief financial officer played down the usefulness of the cameras in actually securing the homeland.

"Cameras are probably more of a feel-good thing for the public than anything else," the paper quoted CFO Ken Montague as saying.

The paper said the UTA considered deploying facial recognition technology as well but scrapped that plan.

The story is here.

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