State Senate Passes Bill Approving Bus Mounted Cameras

September 11th, 2007

Bus cameras (border)The State Senate approved a bill that would allow SF and other municipalities to mount bus lane cameras on vehicles to crack down on double parkers. In London, such a system has led to a 92 percent drop in double parking violations that block buses. Rescue Muni urges the Governor to sign the bill immediately, and urges Muni and other transit systems to install such cameras asap!

Update: The Examiner covered this story as well.

Progress in Sacramento for bus lane cameras

June 27th, 2007

Bus lane camerasThe State Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on proposed changes to state law allowing photo enforcement of bus lane and parking violations. Mayor Newsom and Muni officials testified in favor. This proposal (AB 101) has already passed the Assembly but needs Senate approval and a signature from Governor Schwarzenegger to become law.

Rescue Muni strongly supports this proposal. Write your state senator and the Governor to urge approval! Special thanks to Livable City head Tom Radulovich and Assemblymember Fiona Ma for pushing so hard for this.