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WASHINGTON – Metro is planning to install cameras on rail cars after accepting a federal homeland security grant.

The transit agency’s board of directors voted last week to accept nearly $28 million to pay for cameras. Most of the money will put additional cameras on buses, in ventilation shafts, at station entrances and near the end of platforms. But more than $7 million is set aside for cameras inside trains.

Metro Transit Police Deputy Chief Jeff Delinski says the primary purpose will be crowd control. He says police will also be able to go back and retrieve footage when necessary.

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