Cameras Aim to Keep Only Buses in Dedicated Lane

The city of New York is hoping a new set of cameras will help to catch car drivers using bus-only lanes.
November 23, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The five cameras, placed in secret locations, are part of an effort to make sure bus-only lanes are actually used only by buses.

"Starting on Monday, the newly installed bus-only lanes up and down First and Second Avenues will be enforced via video feed, courtesy five cameras mounted on utility poles up and down the route.

Their location remains a mystery. The city is not disclosing the exact spots of the robotic eyes, perhaps to keep up a sense of ominous omniscience.

That means that five cameras are keeping watch over 250 blocks in total (the lanes run from 125th to Houston Streets on both avenues).

But scofflaws face a bracing punishment: a $115 fine."

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Published on Monday, November 22, 2010 in The New York Times
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