There is a new pilot program for Lafayette buses. The new system was installed on some Lafayette Parish school buses instead of using bus attendants for safety.

Transportation Director Bill Samec told The Daily Advertiser that about 25 of the 290 buses in the area now have the camera systems from AngelTrax. The cameras are positioned behind the driver and in the back of the bus, which gives a view of the entire vehicle.

The Lafayette Parish School System paid $63,562 for the cameras, using money from the 2012-2013 general fund.

Samec says that the systems replaced around 30 bus attendants, each of whom made $15,000 to $20,000 per year. The camera equipment costs an average of $2,500.