On April 10th, Washington Business Journal quoted Executive Director Yesim Taylor in a piece examining traffic fine revenue.
“Were the automated traffic enforcement revenue to go down, we could make up for it through our larger portfolio of taxes,” Taylor said. “But high collections do hook us to the revenue and makes it incredibly hard to make changes driven by safety considerations.”
“Yesim Taylor, executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank originally incubated by the Federal City Council and focused on District policymaking, crunched the numbers and agreed the fees and fines fall disproportionately on commuters. But she said such automated enforcement programs have also corresponded with a decrease in fatalities.”
You can read the full piece at Washington Business Journal.