City of Atlanta red light cameras to stay another year

3/9/2012

Atlanta City Hall will ask the city council to approve a one-year extension of a contract for its system of red light cameras.

The city's contract with a private firm to run the cameras expires March 16.

City spokesman Reese McCranie said the Department of Public Works will ask the council to approve the one-year extension.

Doorya Farooqi, the city's chief operating officer, said in January that the city was reassessing whether to continue the red-light camera program after the contract expires. Under the program, cameras capture the license plates of motorists accused of running red-lights at certain intersections, and fines are issued for violations.


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