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By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - Advocates for red light cameras are pushing for House passage of a Senate bill that would expand Philadelphia’s program to Chester and numerous other Pennsylvania cities.
Jacy Good’s parents were killed by a red light runner. She and other advocates are urging the House to act on Senate legislation that would expand Philadelphia’s red light camera program.
“There are more than 2,500 communities in Pennsylvania, but only one of them can use this technology?”
Republican Richard Geist, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, believes the House will eventually come around on the issue.
“We got the extension for Philadelphia, which was not easy, and I think the rest of it now will come.”
But for now, the House Monday sent the Senate a bill that would only extend Philadelphia’s program, which expires at the end of the month.
A spokesman the Senate majority leader had earlier indicated the Senate might not go along with an extension for Philadelphia without an expansion as well, but chances for Senate passage of a Philadelphia-only bill have improved considerably.