Camera-Assisted Transit Enforcement Pilot

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The Camera-Assisted Transit Enforcement Pilot tested an artificial intelligence (AI) based system for detecting and recording vehicles parked in Center City bus lanes and in bus stop zones. Vehicles illegally parked in bus lanes make buses slower and less reliable. Vehicles parked in bus stop zones prevent accessible boarding and can pose safety hazards for transit riders. Between April and June of 2023, seven buses on Routes 21 and 42 detected and recorded 4,174 instances of vehicles parked in bus lanes and 32,218 instances of vehicles parked within bus stops. This pilot tested the system’s ability to detect such violations in busy Center City conditions, at night, and in inclement weather. The pilot also pinpointed locations with the greatest number of transit-impacting parking violations.


  • Pilot: April 2023 – June 2023 ✓
  • City Council Enabling Legislation: Approved November 2023 ✓


No stopping signage installed at nine high-ridership bus stops in West Philadelphia where parking in bus stop zones was observed. Well-signed bus stops are more likely to stay clear of parked cars, which ensures accessible bus boarding and makes boarding and alighting quicker, easier, and safer for all riders.

bus lane - chestnut & 11th
bus stop - chestnut & 36th

Building a Lifestyle Transit Network

As part of our 12-year capital investment program, we’re making stations accessible, acquiring new vehicles, investing in communications, and upgrading services for our buses, Metro, and rail to deliver on our vision of easy to use, frequent, and integrated transit.

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