The Chicago Transit Authority (IL) announced plans to double the number of security cameras throughout its rail system, while also working with the Chicago Police Department to enhance passenger safety. CTA president Forrest Claypool said that the agency is using an accelerated bidding process to get 1,500 new cameras in place within six months. “We’re cutting the red tape that has delayed installation of these cameras,” he said in a statement. “Using this innovative approach, we will saturate our system with cameras, so that potential criminal activity is recorded no matter where it occurs.” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding the $16 million project. Link to full story in Chicago Sun-Times.