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New Rochelle OKs Enforcement Cameras On Traffic Lights

The New Rochelle City Council on Tuesday approved buying traffic cameras to enforce red lights at several intersections.
The New Rochelle City Council on Tuesday approved buying traffic cameras to enforce red lights at several intersections. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle drivers could soon see enforcement cameras on several traffic lights.

The City Council on Tuesday approved issuing bonds for the $72,000 cost. Authorization to install traffic cameras to enforce red lights is among several items the city is sending to New York state as part of its 2013 legislative program.

The council also approved issuing $1.5 million in bonds to buy a firetruck, a van to transport senior citizens and vehicles for the Public Works Department, and to repair storm drains and sanitary sewers throughout the city.

The traffic cameras and other items already are included in the city's 2013 capital budget. The cost breakdown is:

  • Public Works trucks and vehicles, $625,000
  • Fire engine, $585,000
  • Storm drain and sanitary sewer improvements, $250,000
  • Traffic enforcement cameras, $72,000
  • Senior citizen van, $53,000

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