Fort Worth, Texas estimates $3.7 million loss with official termination of red-light cameras

Fort Worth’s red-light cameras were officially eliminated by City Council at its Nov. 12 meeting.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law June 2 prohibiting the use of these cameras. It allowed some municipalities the option to continue using these devices until contracts with camera vendors expired.

But Fort Worth officials immediately terminated the cameras within city limits, according to meeting documents. The city stopped accepting revenues from fines collected via these devices as of June 1. Refunds have been issued to drivers since then.

Fort Worth officials will work with traffic technology company Verra Mobility—formerly American Traffic Solutions—to remove cameras, radar equipment, signage and support structures from city property by Jan. 31.