Chicago Speed Camera Installations Start In August
But based on the total value of the contract, that number will probably grow to as many as 300.
The contract with Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions was finalized July 15 and has a potential to pay ATS $67 million over five years. Based on that dollar amount and the payment terms in the contract, it seems the city is poised to ultimately employ the maximum 300 speed cam locations allowed under the law.
While more than 1,500 “Children’s Safety Zones” — intersections within one-eighth of a mile from a school or park — were identified by the city, it’s only allowed to erect cameras at 20 percent of those locations. Although, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation, the initial 50 locations have not been finalized.
But according Charles Territo, spokesman for American Traffic Solutions, the company’s staff and contractors are now in Chicago and actively preparing for the imminent camera installations.
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