Large sums of money have been entering Amarillo's economy from red light camera violations.
More than a million dollars has been used for improving crosswalks, stop lights, and intersections. One example, building a pedestrian crossing between Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Northwest Texas Hospital. Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole says, "We put in a crosswalk that has a special light. There's no intersection there. But it allows people passing between those two entities to do it safely. "
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