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Over comptroller's objection, Baltimore officials vote to relaunch speed cameras

Over comptroller's objection, Baltimore officials vote to relaunch speed cameras

Over the objection of the city's comptroller, Baltimore officials voted Wednesdayto award contracts worth nearly $10 million to two companies that will relaunch the city's once-troubled speed and red-light camera system.

Baltimore's Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, voted 4-0 to approve the deal. Comptroller Joan M. Pratt abstained from the vote, saying she is not confident the camera system will be run correctly.

Under the contract, American Traffic Solutions will be paid $5.4 million to run the city's speed camera system and Conduent Inc. will be paid $4.2 million to run the red-light camera system over the next five years. A third firm, MRA...

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