FAIRFIELD — A $16,557 state grant to improve video surveillance on Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses won City Council approval Tuesday.
The two separate proposals, on the consent calendar as part of routine items, won approval without City Council comment.
About half of Fairfield and Suisun Transit System buses are now fitted with reliable video systems. Installation of additional systems on the city buses and at the Fairfield Transportation Center will significantly enhance safety and increase the appeal of public transportation, according to a city staff report.
Funding comes from Proposition 1B, a statewide measure voters approved in 2006.
The city has received about $16,000 for the past several years and accumulates the money to improve security. An individual year’s allocation of the state money is not enough to do anything substantial, according to the city.
Fairfield plans to buy video cameras, digital video recorders, storage cabinets and similar technology.
The proposal was approved on the consent calendar as part of routine items, without City Council comment.
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