| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The revelations of the secret audit of Xerox State and Local Solutions' operation of Baltimore’s speed camera system showing the company had error rates 40 times higher than what city officials were telling the public, should prompt a review of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a new explanation Wednesday for why her administration never acted on the results of an audit that found a high error rate for city speed camera tickets: The national engineering firm the city hired was "not...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones.
The mayor defended the excursion as a harmless beach getaway by two close friends and their...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Two months after Baltimore stopped issuing tickets from its speed and red light cameras, city officials said Thursday they still don't know when the automated enforcement program will resume.
"We want to be able to re-establish the public trust in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's close friend Lisa Harris Jones and her husband, Sean Malone, made almost $150,000 last year lobbying the city on behalf of business clients, according to reports filed with Baltimore's ethics board.
The forms show...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Baltimore officials said Monday they are scrapping all 83 of the city's automated speed cameras and "methodically" replacing them with newer models, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found errors with the system.
The overhaul, estimated to cost...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Your series of articles on the speed camera fiasco prompts me to make the following comments. Since I started teaching political science in 1964 with my first assignment at Ridgely Junior High School, I have developed a good idea of what constitutes...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Maryland law says that "if a contractor operates a speed camera system on behalf of a local jurisdiction, the contractor's fee may not be contingent on the number of citations issued or paid." Baltimore City, like some other jurisdictions around the...