As of Sunday night, at least, it appeared red light cameras will remain a legal option for Texas cities like College Station.
As part of the standard House-Senate negotiations on their respective transportation bills, a provision that would have outlawed the cameras in the state was dropped.
In anticipation of a bill that would have made that law enforcement tool illegal after current contracts ran out, College Station's city council voted earlier this week to extend their contract 20 years, this after the city activated five new cameras, bringing its total to nine.
But that transportation bill isn't finalized yet. A Dallas-based senator is threatening a filibuster as this session comes to an end.
John Carona is angered that another provision was stripped from the bill in negotiations, this one that would allow the state's largest counties to increase gas taxes to pay for roads projects.
Carona said Senate negotiators misled him into thinking the provision might be included, a charge being denied by those accused.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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