Chris Christie and other officials have proposed a state-level program to help speed up traffic cameras and keep them on schedule.
Christie signed a law last year that would allow the Department of Transportation to provide incentives to municipalities to speed up the installation of cameras, a provision that would also apply to city-owned cameras.
Christie’s proposal would provide $150,000 per year to help municipalities install cameras, and the state would cover the cost of installing the cameras.
The bill also provides for up to $200,000 in annual funding to reimburse municipalities for expenses associated with installing cameras, up to a maximum of $1.5 million per year, according to a draft version of the bill obtained by The Washington Post.
New Jersey is home to more than 30,000 cameras, which are installed throughout the state.
Christie also announced that the state will spend $10 million on the state’s Traffic Enforcement and Enforcement Technology program, which will be used to speed the installation and maintenance of cameras and other technology in the state, including automated license plate readers, radar technology and other devices.
The Transportation Department also is proposing to spend $30 million to improve and expand the state police traffic enforcement program.