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HPD Announces Vendor for Red Light Camera Program

February 7, 2006 -- The Houston Police Department has selected American Traffic Solutions to install high resolution digital systems for photo enforcement of red light
violations throughout the city. The decision to select ATS was reached following an evaluation process of the four vendors who took part in the 30-day testing period that ended in early January.

Executive Assistant Chief Martha Montalvo, who is overseeing the program, said that a committee which includes a representative from the Houston-Galveston Area Council evaluated the companies and determined that ATS was the most qualified. The criteria that was looked at included clarity of the companies' request for proposals, conformity with technical requirements, performance during the testing period, financial strength, and Minority and Women Business Enterprise participation.

"ATS had the highest score in all of the areas that were looked at," said Chief Montalvo. "Their system produced the clearest images and they provided us with timely reports," she added.

A final contract for council's consideration will be ready in 3-4 weeks. Once council approves, ATS has 30 days to have the systems installed and in operation. The systems will initially be installed at ten intersections. From that point, the number of locations monitored will grow in increments of ten until a total of 50 is reached.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.