News | November 13, 2008

Lakeland, FL Signs Contract With American Traffic Solutions For Red-Light Camera Enforcement Program

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The City Commission of Lakeland, Florida approved a contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) to serve as the city's red-light camera traffic safety program vendor. Designated intersections will be equipped with ATS' latest ultra high resolution digital cameras.

"The goal of Lakeland's photo-enforcement program is to reduce the number of violations, crashes and injuries caused by red-light runners," said Kevin Cook, Director of Communications for the City of Lakeland. "American Traffic Solutions has a proven track record of improving traffic safety around Florida without any cost to taxpayers since the program is totally violator funded. We look forward to improved public safety in Lakeland similar to the results red-light cameras have shown in other Florida communities."

ATS serves more than 125 communities with red-light and speed camera programs. As the largest vendor in Florida, ATS already serves several communities including Apopka, Aventura, Brooksville, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Florida City, Key Biscayne, Miami Gardens, North Miami, Orange County, Palm Coast, Pembroke Pines, Temple Terrace and Winter Springs. ATS also contracts with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise to provide ATS' PlatePass® cashless toll payment services for rental car companies and their customers who use the Florida toll roads.

Located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4, Lakeland is a community with close to 100,000 residents. More than three million people live within a 50-mile radius, and more than 8.5 million reside within a 100-mile radius of Lakeland. Lakeland is home to Florida Southern College which features the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Publix Supermarkets corporate offices are also based in Lakeland.

About American Traffic Solutions, Inc.:
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leading provider of technology and business solutions for traffic safety and electronic toll collection programs worldwide, including PlatePass®, which is an automated electronic toll payment service that enables Avis, Budget and Hertz customers to use high speed, cashless electronic toll lanes. ATS is a private corporation, which serves more than 125 municipalities and government agencies. ATS is the largest provider of photo traffic enforcement programs to America's big cities with active programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle; Houston, Fort Worth, Irving and Arlington, Texas; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona. ATS also serves Canada's largest digital red-light camera and speed enforcement program in Calgary, Alberta. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

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