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Albany Red Light Camera Sites Announced

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany city police have announced the sites where red light cameras will be installed.

Last May, city officials took the wraps off a plan to bring red light cameras — which snap photos of vehicles illegally zipping under traffic signals — to Albany's most dangerous intersections. Having gone thru the political process, twenty intersections have been chosen, including Central & Quail just outside WAMC and Central & King, where a pedestrian was struck by a speeding car in February 2013.  5 companies are battling for the contract to install red light cameras - the bidder's proposals are in - officials say there's no set timeline for when the winning vendor will be selected.

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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