Baltimore Speeds Up Speed Camera ReLaunch

Baltimore City plans to relaunch its speed and red light camera program, potentially as early as June – and on Wednesday, May 3, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration announced the names of six firms competing to win the contract. From The Baltimore Sun:

The six finalists to restart the program are: American Traffic Solutions, GATSO USA, Optotraffic LLC, Redflex Traffic Systems, SENSYS America and Conduent Inc. ….

This would be the city’s third program after two failed attempts in which cameras issued erroneous tickets. The system, which was run for years by Xerox State and Local Solutions and briefly by Brekford Corp., was shut down in April 2013. ….

Pugh has assured drivers the camera system will be smaller and better monitored that it was before.

Last January, Baltimore’s Transportation Department issued a request for bids for 10 red light cameras, 10 fixed speed cameras and 10 portable cameras to relaunch its once-vast network. City officials said they also plan to use six cameras to catch commercial trucks traveling on car-only roads. …

Conduent is a subsidiary of Xerox, which previously ran Baltimore’s system.

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