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The traffic cameras that will soon start patrolling California’s freeways, bridges, and highways are the first of a program that aims to reduce congestion by controlling pollution from cars.
The program is part of the state’s Clean Air Act, which was passed in 1997 and expanded in 2012 to regulate air quality, traffic, and energy sources, including COVID-19.
In the program, which has not yet launched in the state, California is working with the National Academy of Sciences and the American Society of Civil Engineers to develop standards for controlling pollution and traffic.
But the cameras won’t be on the road for long, because the state is expected to run out of money to maintain them, the LA Times reported.
The cameras, which have been set up in several California cities, are not intended to reduce pollution but to help people make better choices when using roads, according to Caltrans.
The cameras can also be used to capture traffic accidents and other traffic violations.
The state’s first program, called the Vehicle Emission Monitoring System, began in March.
Caltrans said the system will be able to capture emissions from cars and trucks and report them to the state.
The first two cameras are scheduled to start operating in 2020 and 2021, according the Los Angeles Times.
But Caltrans’ executive director, Mike Oreskes, said the state isn’t sure when those cameras will be operational.
The LA Times also reported that the agency is expected soon to start accepting applications for its new fleet of cameras, and Caltrans will be accepting applications starting in 2019.
California’s pollution-control program has been criticized by some residents and lawmakers.
In a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission in February, residents and politicians criticized the program for its failure to monitor emissions of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, which can increase the risk of asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
In March, a coalition of businesses, environmentalists, and California voters filed a lawsuit against Caltrans and the state to force the agency to do more to monitor the air quality.
California has about 300,000 traffic cameras.