Dallas, Texas – Affiliated Computer Services Inc (ACS) of Dallas, Texas has been awarded a renewed contract to operate an intersection safety camera program for the City of Winnipeg. The five-year, competitively-bid contract has a value of $25 million, with options for future years.
ACS has been Winnipeg’s public safety traffic camera program partner since 2003, when the city implemented the program; it was the first major jurisdiction in Canada to use cameras to address red light running and speeding at intersections. Winnipeg’s program currently covers 48 intersections and 10 mobile speed enforcement vehicles, as well as a dedicated ACS processing facility employing fifty people. ACS currently processes violations, generates and mails notices, maintains the camera equipment and produces program reports. The new contract also allows for the introduction of digital technology.
“Our long association with ACS has helped improve public safety in the city of Winnipeg,” said Chief of Police Keith McCaskill. “Our experience with photo enforcement technology clearly shows it deters dangerous driving behaviour. With ACS’ involvement, we continue to have an effective method to assist us in our efforts to protect our citizens by reducing traffic-related violations, collisions and injuries.”
In the past 18 months, ACS has also renewed contracts in Fort McMurray, Red Deer, St. Albert and Strathcona County in Alberta; in Regina, Saskatchewan; in Camrose, Alberta; and in Hamilton, Ottawa, the Region of Peel and Toronto in Ontario. The company employs 700 people in Canada.