North Carolina Slams ATS For Unlicensed Engineering

Red light camera provider American Traffic Solutions (ATS, now known as Verra Mobility) was cited Thursday for practicing engineering without a license in North Carolina. After conducting an investigation, the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors concluded that the company’s work on public streets setting up red light cameras violated state law.

“At its regular meeting on November 28, 2018 the board concurred with the recommendation of the review committee, which was to place American Traffic Solutions Inc on notice that practicing, or offering to practice, engineering in North Carolina without being properly licensed with the board, is a violation of GS 89C-23,” the board’s executive director, Andrew L. Ritter, wrote. “The activities include, but are not limited to, producing engineering plans for the installation of red light camera installations and producing survey data for an authoritative purpose (to be relied upon) or to a stated accuracy must be done by a licensed professional land surveyor.”

The board made clear that it was ultimately up to a court of law to verify the misconduct and impose sanctions. A similar letter was sent to Redflex Traffic Systems in 2007, putting the Australian company on notice that it had to use qualified engineering subcontractors to do engineering work in the state.