| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The failure of Baltimore's speed camera vendor to produce a functional system 11 months after it took over the lucrative contract to operate it should be a sign that it's time for the city to admit that its program had grown too big, too fast and needs to...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Baltimore officials are refusing to pay the city's former speed and red-light camera operator $2 million for its final three months of work, a period that preceded the troubled start for the new contractor in January.
The city stopped issuing tickets...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Baltimore issued more than 16,000 speed camera tickets in less than two months this year before shutting the troubled program down over a programming error, according to figures posted by the city.
The numbers offer a detailed statistical look at the...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Chicago's divorce with Redflex Traffic Systems is getting messy.
In his hurry to sever ties with the red-light camera operator amid a burgeoning bribery scandal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February set a six-month deadline for Redflex to leave town after a...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced Friday it has reached an agreement to replace the city’s troubled red-light camera operator that’s been embroiled in a federal bribery investigation at City Hall.
As a result of the...
| Oct 26, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to replace the city's troubled red light camera operator that has been embroiled in a federal bribery investigation at City Hall.
As a result of the changeover, the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Baltimore County officials failed to ensure that 12 county speed cameras underwent a required calibration check this year, prompting officials to void more than 1,400 citations and take all dozen cameras out of service for more than a month.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Six months after Baltimore pulled its speed and red light cameras offline because of mistakes, officials say the city's vendor still isn't ready to begin issuing tickets — and no one can say when the program will resume.
The city counts on the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly.
"People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...