Your activity on the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North will soon be monitored by surveillance cameras. According to an MTA release, 2,064 train cars and locomotives will be outfitted with the technology "to improve passenger and crew safety by acting as a deterrent to crime and providing forensic investigative capability."

There's also the matter of Metro-North's "deficient safety culture," which led to five serious incidents last year, including the Spuyten Duyvil derailment that killed four people. The train's engineer, William Rockefeller, admitted to "nodding off" at the helm, and the NTSB's report on the crash recommended that the authority install video surveillance. Some of the new cameras will record the engineer's cab while the train is in motion.

“Cameras provide another measure of safety and security intended to ensure our trains operate as well as possible and reassure our customers,” MTA head Tom Prendergast said.

The MTA is spending $34.6 million on the technology, which will take roughly three years to fully install.