Redflex wins world’s largest automated red-light
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – Redflex Traffic Systems Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Redflex Holdings Limited, is pleased to announce the execution of an automated red-light enforcement contract with the City of Chicago.
In August 2007, the City of Chicago issued a competitive tender for the expansion of the City’s current Digital Automated Red Light Enforcement Program (DARLEP). Per the tender’s specification, the new project’s scope was for the addition of, but not be limited to, 220 intersections with 2 approach systems per intersection and for a contract term of five years with the option of two additional one-year periods.
“We could not be more excited about the outcome of this highly competitive tender. We are truly privileged to be able to build upon our ongoing relationship with the great City of Chicago and support the City’s exemplary commitment to increased public safety. During the tender process, it was highlighted that the thrust behind this competitive tender was to enable the City to conduct a complete assessment of the various solution advancements and new technologies that have been developed across the industry since the City commenced its original DARLEP program back in 2003.
This tendering process was extremely comprehensive and included reference checks, the assessment of each participating vendor’s records of past performance, and the specialized experience of each participating firm’s personnel. As the largest red-light tender in the world, the City also validated its process and findings by engaging an objective third party engineering firm, and as a result Redflex was rated the most highly qualified Respondent.
Maintaining nearly 12,000 signalized intersection approaches and a favourable 2008 US District Court ruling regarding constitutionality of the City’s program, we feel that this contract both symbolizes and solidifies the ultimate validation of our #1 leadership position in the photo enforcement market” said Karen Finley, CEO RTSI.
Redflex Traffic Systems Inc has contracts with more than 190 US 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 20 states, Redflex has consistently led the market in contract wins, system installation rates and market share.