Video Cameras in Access Link Paratransit Vehicles. Patrick J. Szary, Andy Kaplan, Andrea Lubin, Brian Tobin, and Mike Manzella. 49 pages. 2015.
The objective of this project is to identify the actual current use of continuous recording in demand response or other public transportation applications in the US, determine the projected costs per vehicle within the next three years for continuous recording vs. Drive Cam type, document actual use of continuous recordings in legal cases for in demand response and/or school/public transportation, determine the savings achieved from the use of continuous recording in legal challenges, both vehicular and criminal, identify any systems that have migrated from short segment recordings to continuous recording, determine if there are any transportation systems that abandoned continuous recording and have returned to short segment recording, determine what the reasons were for the change especially in terms of costs, support and ROI, discuss, compare and document the transfer and storage of data, methodologies, available costs, etc., determine the capability of downloading data in a wireless fashion vs. a removal hardware medium, determine if the data falls under OPRA for public access, speculate where continuous recording technology will advance within the next three to five years, determine if costs can be controlled depending on picture quality and if so to what extent dependent on digital, analog or other technologies now available or anticipated in the future, determine if costs can be controlled depending on audio quality and if so to what extent dependent on digital, analog or other technologies now available or anticipated in the future, and consider the types of systems available and discuss the number of cameras recommended for a para transit application with optimal coverage.