D.C. expects drop in speed camera revenue

WASHINGTON – D.C. officials are expecting to see less revenue from the city’s speed camera program in the near future.

NBC Washington reports officials project a $7.3 million decline in revenue from the cameras this fiscal year, and a $13 million decline in 2014. About $80 million in revenue is expected this year from camera tickets.

AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson says the decline is due to more realistic speed limits in some areas and smaller fines, but tells NBC Washington the cameras aren’t going away.

The station reports that Mayor Vincent Gray’s budget is calling for 90 more cameras to be installed next year.

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