Monday, October 1, 2012

DC Government Rolls Around in Big Pile of Speed Camera Money

(updated 10/21)
The DC government raked in a record $85 million in photo ticketing fines during the fiscal year ending July 2012, according to the Washington Examiner.  This amount was up from $55million the year before.  The city had initially reported $65 worth of revenue, but the figure went up substantially when the final numbers came in.

The city reportedly experienced a $23million surge in camera revenue towards the end of the year, contributing to the city running a substantial budget surplus.  This brings DC one step closer to their ultimate goal of charging motorists and other US taxpayers admission to the nation's capital.  Mayor Gray previously stated his desire to 'cover the city" in speed cameras.

Meanwhile, the federal investigation into Mayor Gray's Campaign continues.