It was a big loss for supporters of red light cameras and for American Traffic Solutions, Inc., the vendor that installed and administered Houston’s 70+ red light cameras.
Today the company issued this statement:
HOUSTON — The following is a statement by American Traffic Solutions Inc., the Scottsdale, AZ-based vendor chosen by the city of Houston in May of 2006 to install and administer Houston’s red light safety camera program:
American Traffic Solutions is proud to have stood with an unprecedented safety coalition including Houston police, firefighters, medical groups and other community leaders in support of the Keep Houston Safe campaign to keep the red light safety cameras and save lives. Now that the voters of Houston have spoken we have reached out to city officials for their guidance on the steps ahead. These consultations have already commenced, and we pledge our fullest cooperation throughout the process.
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The Houston Police Officers’ Union also campaigned for the cameras, promoting them as a safety tool. HPOU also supported the revenue the cameras generated. Some of the money was used for traffic safety programs in the city of Houston.