Philadelphia's red-light cameras continue to provide millions for road projects around the state, but less of the money is coming back to the city.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday that cameras at 21 intersections in Philadelphia generated $4.7 million last year after expenses, but only $1.5 million will be used for Philadelphia road projects.
The rest will be distributed around the state.
Until now, Philadelphia received half of the revenue from its red-light cameras. But the state legislature changed the law in 2012 to allow an eight-member panel to hand out the money to applicants from around the state, based not on a 50-50 split but on perceived benefits and effectiveness, costs, local and regional impacts, and cost sharing.