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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Police and UTA officials are stepping up security at TRAX park-and-ride lots.
Last year there were 53 vehicle thefts, and just under half of them occurred in Sandy.
Utah Transit Authority spokesman Justin Jones says that's a relatively small number compared to the 15-thousand vehicles that use the lots every day, but they hope to deter potential burglars.
Sandy police say they plan to step up patrols at the lots and plan to talk to people walking around in the lots.
Jones says the U-T-A plans to install surveillance cameras and other security gear in the park-and-ride lots. He says the U-T-A is also preparing to announce a new transit watch program where residents can call a designated number if they see suspicious activity around TRAX areas.
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