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Feds to pay for cameras at 10 TriMet Max stations

The Columbian
Published: March 31, 2011, 12:00am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — TriMet called a news conference Thursday to announce that a Transportation Security Administration grant will pay for the installation of security cameras at the final 10 MAX light rail stations without cameras.

The grant also will enhance security at other TriMet facilities.

Security concerns are highlighted by two recent stabbings in Portland. A man was stabbed March 22 on a MAX train and a woman was stabbed Saturday at a MAX station.

The Oregonian reports budget cuts forced the transit agency to cut the number of supervisors from 30 a year ago to 13. They go after fare evaders and deter troublemakers on trains and platforms.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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