Award caps successful 18-month period for ACS in Canada
DALLAS, March 18 /CNW/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS)
today announced a contract to operate an intersection safety camera program
for the City of Winnipeg, Canada. 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 the city implemented the program in 2003. The city was the first major
jurisdiction in Canada to use intersection safety cameras to address both red
light running and speeding at intersections. Winnipeg's program presently
includes the enforcement of 48 intersections and 10 mobile speed enforcement
vehicles, as well as a dedicated ACS processing facility employing 50 people.
The Winnipeg award caps one of the most successful 18-month periods for
ACS' public safety photo enforcement program in Canada, with five contract
renewals and five competitively bid contract awards, in addition to Winnipeg.
"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
behavior. 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."
ACS currently processes violations, generates and mails notices,
maintains all camera equipment, and produces program reports. The new contract
also allows for the introduction of digital technology.
"We applaud Winnipeg for operating the most complex and innovative photo
enforcement program in North America," said Norman Dong, ACS vice president,
Transportation Solutions. "Canada is very important for our business, and we
look forward to competing for other major opportunities to improve public
safety through technology."
In the past 18 months, in addition to Winnipeg, ACS has received
competitively re-bid contracts with the Alberta cities of Fort McMurray, Red
Deer, St. Albert, and Strathcona County, as well as with Regina, Saskatchewan.
Renewed contracts have been awarded by Camrose, Alberta, and in Ontario with
Hamilton, Ottawa, Region of Peel, and Toronto. With an intersection safety
presence in five provinces, ACS has processed more than 2 million photo
enforcement tickets in Canada since 2000.
Based in seven provinces, ACS' more than 700 employees in Canada provide
services to commercial and government clients, in addition to photo
enforcement services. These include Canadian city and provincial
jurisdictions, as well as government entities outside Canada.
In the U.S., ACS provides photo enforcement services to large
jurisdictions, including Atlanta; Baltimore; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver;
Portland, Ore.; Providence, R.I.; Raleigh, N.C.; San Francisco; Los Angeles
County, Calif.; Montgomery County, Md; and the State of Illinois.
ACS is the industry leader in providing transportation services to
governments worldwide. ACS' Transportation Solutions business helps government
agencies in more than 30 countries address their challenges through revenue
collection and regulation compliance services. Our industry-leading solutions
include electronic toll collection, public transport fare collection, parking
fare collection, public safety photo enforcement, commercial vehicle
credentialing, traffic and parking violation processing and collection, and
port management services.
ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 62,000 people supporting client
operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process
outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and
government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at
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