Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Red-light district to benefit county

More than $350,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding will be distributed to two municipalities in PennDot's District 6, one of which is in Chester County, the agency announced today.

Red-light district to benefit county

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More than $350,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding will be distributed to two municipalities in PennDot’s District 6, one of which is in Chester County, the agency announced today.

Municipalities submitted more than 300 applications, hoping to get a share of the $1.5 million allocation. Safety projects, which will include $146,030 to alleviate congestion on Business Route 30 and U.S. Route 322 in Caln Township and Downingtown Borough, were chosen under criteria including project benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact.

Under the state law that established the Automated Red Light Enforcement, a program available only to first-class cities, fines from infractions are evenly divided between Philadelphia, the state’s only first-class city, and PennDot. Cameras are presently located at 19 intersections in Philadelphia, according to PennDot; vehicle sensors work in conjunction with a traffic-control signal, automatically producing one or more recorded images of violators.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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