Redflex executes red light camera program Chicago
Redflex executes program expansion for the largest single municipal red light camera program in the USA – The City of Chicago
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Redflex Traffic Systems Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Redflex Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the execution of a renewal and expansion contract with the City of Chicago.
Currently the City of Chicago operates 60 red light camera systems at 30 intersections. The City has announced that it now plans to expand the program with up to an additional 100 camera systems at 50 additional intersections, subject to the City’s budgetary constraints. Their initial contractual commitment for this expansion is for a further 40 systems.
Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication Executive Director, Andrew Velasquez, said “The City of Chicago is pleased to be expanding the red light photo enforcement program. In 2007, there will be an additional 100 systems added which brings the total photo enforcement systems to 160, thus the City of Chicago will support the largest red light photo enforcement program in the United States. There is a current aggregate reduction of red light offences at locations that have been equipped with red light photo enforcement of 60%.”
Executive Director Velasquez continued “I am pleased that this public safety initiative is expanding and expect the program to continue improving public safety and changing negative driving behavior. Redflex Traffic Systems Inc has done an excellent job and we expect the same professionalism and outstanding service that has been provided to the red light photo enforcement program since the program’s inception in Nov 2003.”
“The City of Chicago has been using our advanced red light enforcement systems since 2003. We are extremely pleased that through our total client focus and our proven large-scale capabilities the City has chosen to expand its partnership with Redflex through this truly historic program." said Karen Finley, CEO.
Redflex Traffic Systems Inc has contracts with more then 100 USA cities, and is the largest provider of digital red light and speed enforcement services in North America. With photo speed programs in 9 states and photo red light programs across 17 states, Redflex has led the market in installed systems, installation rate and market share over the past 12 months.