Lynnwood, WA renews red-light-camera contract for five years

Lynnwood’s lucrative traffic-enforcement cameras will be sticking around for at least another five years. In March, the city renewed a contract with the Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions, with an option to extend. The cameras have brought in millions for the city since they went live in 2011.

The Daily Herald received the latest contract through a public records request.

The city uses these automated cameras to issue tickets to people accused of running red lights or speeding in school zones. In 2017 and 2018, over 34,000 camera tickets were issued each year.

Revenues for the 16 cameras brought in $3.4 million last year, according to Julie Moore, a spokesperson for the city. Of that money, $600,500 went to the vendor.