How Does the MTA Plan To Curb Subway Track Fatalities? Technology!
The MTA says it plans to test out sensors that would alert whether someone had fallen on the subway tracks.
The agency tells WCBS-TV it will look at closed-circuit cameras, scanning laser beams, thermal cameras and radio-frequency technology.
The pilot program is expected to begin by the end of the year.
If someone falls and trips a sensor, a video feed would alert the rail Control Center and automatically alert a train operator approaching the station.
The MTA says there have been over 50 track fatalities this year. Another 90 people have been struck and injured.