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Red Lights Will Be Watching Us

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  Police in one Upstate New York city want to be able to access live red light cameras 24/7.

The city wants capability to remotely monitor the cameras' live streams at all times.  Albany issued a request for proposals Friday - the Times Union reports red-light camera companies have until the end of January to submit plans  for installing the equipment designed to photograph red-light runners at up to 20 city intersections.
 
The cam plans were first publicized in 2014 - Albany's 2015 budget banks on $2 million in red-light camera revenue.
 

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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