Lawmakers and neighbors are pushing for the activation of security cameras and call boxes along the Staten Island Railway. The MTA says the project is back on track after a delay and puts the cost at $22 million. Almost all of that is being paid for by the MTA.
New York State Assemblymember Joe Borelli is advocating for increased security along the railway. Staten Island Councilmember James Oddo and the late Senator John Marchi also appropriated some funding.
Security cameras (and whether or not they are working) in the transit system have been an issue in the past at various locations.