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Top Stories: DART To Try Facial-Recognition Software; A ‘Spotlight’ On Reporting

Feb 18, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: DART buses, train stations, and some bus centers already have cameras, but this summer, light-rail trains will be added to that list. Along with the cameras, transportation officials will also be piloting something else: facial-recognition software.

The Dallas Morning News reports it could be used from monitoring train capacity to alerting law enforcement when a wanted person is on a DART bus.

DART officials say they’re still working out the details, but hope to get the cameras on all trains by 2018.

Other stories this morning:

Four North Texas school superintendents met with U.S. Senator John Cornyn yesterday to discuss the new federal education law signed in December.

One of the biggest documentary film festivals in Texas kicked off last night in Denton. Thin Line Film Fest mixes traditional approaches with docudramas and mockumentaries.

Our Oscar preview series continues with the film, “Spotlight.” The Big Screen team talks with former Dallas Morning News investigative reporter Brooks Egerton about how the film tackled investigative reporting.

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