Hanover-based Brekford Corp. will be taking over the city's speed cameras in January. Maurice Nelson, managing director of Brekford, told the task force the company's contract with Baltimore has not yet been finalized.
Averella asked that the city's contract with Brekford not employ a so-called "bounty system" that pays contractors a share of each $40 fine.
"This is our goal," Zaied replied.
Nelson said he realized Baltimore's large speed camera program is being watched closely as a testing ground because "automated enforcement is in its infancy across the United States." He said his company pledges to try to eliminate the high-profile errors that have shaken confidence in the city's speed cameras.
"We're not promising perfection, but we're promising we'll strive for it," Nelson said. "Everyone across the state and across the country is looking at this program."
The next meeting of the task force will be in January, officials said. The date has not been set.
Ron Ely, who edits an anti-speed camera blog called StopBigBrotherMD, offered praise to both Xerox and the city.
"I think city officials are starting to grasp the depth of their problem and are now making a genuine effort to come clean on this," he wrote in an email. "This is a remarkable admission by Xerox and a step in the right direction. I think city officials at least now understand they cannot blindly trust either the technology or their contractor."
•E. Cold Spring Lane at Loch Raven Blvd. (eastbound)
•E. Cold Spring Lane at Perring Parkway (westbound)
•W. Franklin St. at Cathedral St. (westbound)
•W. Cold Spring Lane at Roland Ave. (eastbound)
•W. Cold Spring Lane near Poly-Western (eastbound)
Source: Xerox State & Local Solutions
Cameras going offline
These city cameras are being deactivated because of high error rates: