Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:10 PM MST
DPS speed cameras built by Redflex back on road
Phoenix Business Journal - by [replacer_a]
Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said they have authorized two vehicles used by Redflex Traffic Systems for a pilot speed monitoring program to return to the road.
The vehicles were pulled out of service after a complaint from Redflex rival American Traffic Solutions that the radars used in the systems weren't compliant or approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
Redflex confirmed the vans were returned to service, but referred other questions about the issue to DPS.
"Due to contractual concerns regarding compliance with FCC regulations, DPS chose to put the mobile units on hold until such concerns were addressed," said DPS spokesman Bart Graves in an e-mail. "They have been addressed and the units are back on the road."
The return to service affects the ongoing pilot program the state has with Redflex. Because the complaint was filed by ATS, the department will continue to review a $20 million contract awarded to Redflex to establish stationary and mobile speed cameras around the state.