Suburban Red Light Camera Revenue Declining
From Naperville to Arlington Heights, Geneva to Orland Park and many towns in between, revenue from suburban red light camera programs is declining according to the Chicago Tribune.
The newspaper surveyed towns all over the greater Chicagoland area and found universally, RLC violations and revenue are down.
In some cases, the decline is stunning.
In west suburban Geneva, revenue has dropped from $364,000 in the first year cameras were installed to a miniscule $10,700 so far in 2012.
In Northfield, when cameras were installed in 2008 the town saw approximately $850,000 in first year revenues. That has declined to about $200,000 mainly due to IDOT removing the right turn on red option at one camera intersection within city limits.
Naperville’s red light camera revenue has dropped to zero. That’s right $0. The town killed their program by not renewing their contract with their RLC vendor as two of the four cameras in town were coming down due to construction. But this move cost the city about $260,000 in annual revenue.
Here’s the full story, “Red-light camera revenue is falling in some suburbs.”