| May 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
The former head of Chicago's red light camera program was arrested Wednesday in a $2 million bribery scandal and charged by federal prosecutors with plotting to steer the contract to Redflex Traffic Systems before the first ticket was ever issued in 2003....
| May 24, 2014
| 11:17 AM
You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story.
Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:11 PM
SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars in welfare benefits are ending up in banks' pockets each year when poor Californians access their taxpayer-funded benefits, according to state statistics and a report released Tuesday.
Like many other states,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The company that ran Baltimore's problematic speed cameras in 2012 will not retain its contract for billing ambulances fee in Anne Arundel County after an audit discovered multiple problems.
The county requested an audit of Xerox State and Local...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The chairman of the City Council committee that is investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program says the devices should remain offline until he finishes the "thorough" probe.
"We're going to conduct a very thorough...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration took a step Wednesday toward launching a new speed camera system as officials hired a consultant to assess up to 50 possible sites — over the objections of the City Council president.
The Board of Estimates, which...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A major speed and red light camera company is lobbying city government to take over the city's once-lucrative traffic camera system, records show.
Throughout 2013, Arizona-based speed camera firm American Traffic Solutions Inc. spent $25,000 lobbying...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday.
Termination of the contract with Brekford Corp....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Baltimore City taxpayers are now the proud owners of 155 speed cameras and 81 red light cameras, none of which are currently operable. For a mere $600,000 (on top of $2.2 million for the cameras themselves), Baltimore has ended its relationship with a...