Next time you see a CCTV at your neighbourhood bus stop, don’t panic. It might have been set up by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore.
Close-Circuit Televisions (CCTV) will be set up at five bus stops around Singapore, as part of a Video Analytics trial to monitor the number of passengers waiting at each bus stop. The trials will begin in December, and will last a year.
According to the LTA, the video analytics trial will “allow LTA to work with public transport operators to make timely intervention such as adjusting bus schedules, replacing single deck buses with double deck/bendy buses and/or injecting half-way trips to help ease crowding on buses and ensure that commuters waiting along the route are able to board the buses.”
Theses are the 5 bus stops that
Big Brother will watch will be outfitted with CCTVs:
- Thong Teck Building along Scotts Road
- Blk 270, Bukit Panjang Road
- Ang Mo Kio MRT Station, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
- Opposite Khatib MRT Station, Yishun Avenue
- Clementi MRT Station, Commonwealth Avenue West.
Just so you remember, bus stops aren’t the only ones that will be getting a handy dandy camera. In response to a rise in the number of people flouting the Mandatory Give Way to Buses Scheme (2,336 since May 2015), a series of new posters/bus advertisements are now singing a new tune.
Stay sharp, Singapore drivers!