Fox Chicago, BGA: Taxpayers On The Hook For CTA Bus Red Light Camera Tickets
According to their reporting, vehicles in nearly every city department have been ticketed for red light camera violations since 2006.
But, as reported elsewhere, one in particular accounts for more than half.
Since 2006, CTA buses have racked up over 4800 RLC tickets.
In most cases, the city employee driving the city owned vehicle is held responsible for the $100 fine.
Not so with CTA bus drivers. Due to union work rules, the drivers cannot be made to pay the fines, so the taxpayer is on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. However, CTA bus drivers who receive RLC violations face disciplinary action and could be fired if they get more than four.
Here’s Fox’s full story, “Red-Light Cameras: Taxpayers Pay for CTA Bus Drivers’ Tickets.”