The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, has revealed its policy for security cameras at Kennedy Plaza. Civil liberties advocates have raised questions about new cameras installed during a renovation of the downtown Providence transit hub.
The authority says's is part of an effort to increase security. RIPTA says the cameras can only be accessed by the chief of security, and will be deleted after about a month.
Nearly 100 million people are expected to travel fifty miles or more this holiday season. Some four million of those will be New Englanders.
That’s up four percent from last year according to AAA. The organization reports the uptick is due to an extended holiday season, December 23 through January 4, as well as a steadily improving economy according to AAA spokesman Lloyd Albert. “Well I think we’ve been seeing such depressed travel volumes over the past three or four years, that this year we’ve been seeing a very significant uptick.”