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Wishing you and your family safe travel to your destination during this Thanksgiving weekend.  According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the holiday weekend (Wednesday – Sunday) although the average distance that people intend to travel is 110 miles less than last year.   Thanksgiving air travel is expected to increase with approximately 3.4 million travelers expected to fly to their destination.  Sixty percent of travelers say the economy will have no impact on their travel plans.  Over 900,000 people expect to travel via other modes including bus, trains, and watercraft. 

Many communities are working on strategies to improve the safety and security of cities and transportation systems.  

Watch this Discovery Channel video and see how video technologies are helping make travel safer in New York City.   The integrated Traffic Management Center (TMC) integrates city-wide video feeds for increased situational awareness,  mobile emergency response, and collaborative incident communications.

Many cities, including New York City, Baltimore, Drancy France and other arounds the world are focused on improved safety and security.

At a recent Secure Cities event, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake shared best practices and the benefits of having networked video cameras as a force-multiplier to help the City of Baltimore do more with less and to improve overall city-wide operations for public safety, traffic and utilization of resources that improved effectiveness and response times.

Safe travels, enjoy your trip, and your Thanksgiving traditions with your family!

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