The red-light camera measure that our transportation guru, Jon Schmitz, wrote about last week passed the Senate yesterday on a vote of 35-14.

The bill would allow Pittsburgh and other larger cities to install red-light enforcement cameras. Philadelphia is the only Pennsylvania city where the cameras are legal now.

Cities would split the fine revenue 50-50 with the state, with all of the money going to transportation safety improvements.

However, the proposal's fate remains uncertain in the state House. State Rep. Paul Costa, D-Wilkins, who is sponsoring similar legislation in the House, told Schmitz last week that he was hopeful but uncertain whether it would be brought up for a vote this year.

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