District Speed Camera Revenue Expected to Shrink

By Mila Mimica and Jim Rosenfield
|  Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:49 PM EDT
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D.C. Speed Camera Revenue Projections Lowered

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D.C. Speed Camera Revenue Projections Lowered

A new report says revenue from speed cameras in the District will fall short by millions of dollars in the coming years.
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Officials are projecting a $7.3 million revenue loss this fiscal year for D.C. speed cameras.

Close to $80 million is expected this year alone from the automated enforcement tickets, but the city is says the revenue will shrink next year by $13 million.

"I don't see any crisis in these numbers," District Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi said. "The changes are maybe in the order of 10 percent. I don't see a crisis in that."

Lon Anderson with AAA said this is due to fines shrinking in some areas.

"The fines aren't as large and speed limits are more realistic on some roads," Anderson said. "That's good news, but the bad news is that revenue isn't going away any time soon."

Mayor Vincent Gray's budget calls for the installation of 90 more cameras next year.

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