Red Light Camera
Red light cameras are still up and running in New Jersey but officials have announced there will be no new ones set up as the state gets closer to the end of a five year test program.
The I-Team found there’s a plan that would bring speed cameras to Pennsylvania.
The US Postal Service is in a spat with American Traffic Solutions, which manages many red light camera programs — including Philadelphia’s. ATS says the USPS is ignoring violations its mail carriers are racking up.
The law authorizing red-light cameras expired on Saturday at midnight and Governor Tom Corbett didn’t sign the bill re-authorizing the cameras until Monday evening at 7:30 meaning drivers couldn’t get a ticket between then.
The city of Pittsburgh and a dozen communities in Philadelphia’s suburbs will now be eligible to install red light camera as well. But they will not have sole discretion.
A bill to expand the use of red light cameras to catch traffic violators in Pennsylvania is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
New Jersey has put the brakes on most towns involved in a pilot program using red light cameras to catch violators, at least for a short time. The reason is the lights themselves.
“There are more than 2,500 communities in Pennsylvania, but only one of them can use this technology?”
Prospects have improved for an extension of Philadelphia’s red light camera program, currently set to expire June 30th. But lawmakers are now proposing to change the way revenues from the program are handed out.
A new budget is definitely on the agenda, while House action on legislation to privatize liquor sales is a possibility.
Despite optimism from the chairman of the state House Transportation Committee, the prospects for legislation that will extend Philadelphia’s red light camera program remain in doubt.
The future of Philadelphia’s red light camera program is in jeopardy as lawmakers remain divided over whether to expand the program to other cities.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill that will give Philadelphia’s red light camera program a six-month reprieve.
The latest red light camera is being activated today, this one at a busy intersection in Southwest Philadelphia.
A bill that would authorize 19 more cities in Pennsylvania to install red-light cameras in an effort to improve traffic safety is headed to the state House.