Fears $21.3M will be wasted on New York subway cameras that don’t even record

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A four-year push to hook up hundreds of cameras in 32 subway stations has become an embarrassing boondoggle, with a ballooning pricetag and nothing yet to show for it.

The 910 cameras, designed to capture images of straphangers entering and exiting turnstiles, won’t even be wired to recording devices until some time next month.

By then, the pricetag will have grown from $15 million to $21.3 million – meaning each camera will cost a staggering $23,000.

Full story: Critics fear MTA’s tech, safety fail: $21.3M will be wasted on subway cameras that don’t even record.