David Brunori quoted in article “District sees soaring revenue from speed cameras: Here they are mapped.”Washington Business Journal 12/04/17
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The District continues to see sky-high revenue from its growing network of speed and red-light cameras — hitting about $194.1 million in fiscal 2017.
David Brunori, a tax expert and professor of public policy at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, was more blunt, calling the cameras and the revenue they collect a de facto "commuter tax."
"You are asking people who happen to drive two miles over the speed limit on K Street under a bridge to pay for city services," Brunori said. "That's $194 million that the people of Washington aren’t willing to tax themselves for but they want the goodies it buys."