Transit MTA to install cameras on rail cars Cameras will soon be installed on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli March 19, 2014 5:37 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road will install cameras in hundreds of rail cars following a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board that was made after the fatal Bronx derailment, the MTA announced Wednesday. The rail agencies will put out a request to vendors to design and manufacture on-board inward and outward facing cameras. The first order of cameras, which will be used in future accident investigations, will be installed on locomotives and the newer fleet of the railroads' cars. The order will cover 843 Metro-North car cabs and 926 LIRR cars, the MTA said. There is no cost estimate on the cameras, the MTA said. The MTA board must approve the bidding process on Monday. By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.