Officials release video of ‘close calls’ with buses

Madison Metro, city officials hope video will improve bus, pedestrian safety
Officials release video of ‘close calls’ with buses

Madison Metro officials hope releasing video footage will show the community how close calls are a daily occurrence for city buses.

Over the past several years the city has added surveillance cameras to metro buses.

A safety campaign focused on educating the public and encouraging people to use the streets safety was the focus of a news conference Monday.

“I would say it is our presence on the street and the occasional accident that reminds us what we can do to improve our safety,” Madison Metro General Manager Chuck Kamp said. “What you’re seeing today, this discussion today is hopefully going to improve our safety even further.”

Metro buses are now equipped with audible turn signals, which is another part of metro’s effort to increase safety.