Safety Vision Securing Services for Utah Transit Authority
April 17, 2018
A rail fleet as big as the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) requires constant oversight. The agency’s TRAX light-rail system and its FrontRunner heavy-rail service combined to provide over 1.8 million rides in January 2018 alone, making the system susceptive to onboard incidents. Despite this, the UTA had approximately 400 networked cameras in use with no networked-connected cameras on any of its fleet of 717 vehicles in 2002. Lamount Worthy, video security administrator (and new to the job in 2013), was tasked by agency leadership to expand UTA’s surveillance capabilities to encompass its entire fleet. Initially, expansion meant adding six recording servers and increasing UTA’s server space by 200 percent. Then Worthy’s team turned its attention to outfitting its fleet.