Press Pass: Buffalo finds a ticket to higher revenues

Mar 5, 2019

With a change of state law, the Buffalo Traffic Violations Agency was created in 2015. While the move allowed for more flexibility in how the city handled traffic violations, it has also signaled a significant rise in traffic tickets issued. Investigative Post's Marsha McLeod reports Buffalo collected $2.8 million in traffic fines in the last fiscal year, helping to ease the city's financial stress. It's a benefit that may be causing pain for Buffalo's poorest residents.