According to the Baltimore Sun, the city now plans to hire the San Francisco-based company URS Corp. to oversee Baltimore’s upgraded school zone speed cameras. They’re going to do that through auditing. They’re going to audit tickets issued by the current operators (who are still being paid per citation, by the way). They’re even going to audit an old audit performed by Xerox last year.
It’s going to cost the city $278,000 for a six-month contract. And oddly enough, this was the first some members of the mayor’s own speed camera task force had heard of it. One member was quoted as saying, “Hopefully, the task force will be briefed about this new development.”
I don’t know. They might want to hire URS to go back and audit the procedures surrounding their own hiring.