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Delay Hits Speed Camera Plan

The City’s plan to install speed cameras is not going to happen this month; the earliest this may happen could wait until mid to late Fall this year.

The reason for this delay is the approvals from the State and the County who own the roads where these cameras would be installed. For example, in north College Park, the plan for installing cameras on Rhode Island Avenue is awaiting approval from the Prince George’s County, which owns that street.

Earlier, despite concerns from some residents, the City approved the pan to install cameras. The City awarded a contract to OptoTraffic to install and maintain these cameras. The City also held public hearing on these cameras before approving the plan.

It’s still remained to be seen how long it will take for the County to approve these cameras. The current (outgoing) Co. Executive cancelled as many as 100 cameras around the school zone early this year, citing concerns from residents.

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