It is my understanding that in the US the cameras are owned, installed and maintained by private companies. They receive a percentage of the revenues...which are reported to be quite hefty, so I guess we are out of luck here. And I seriously doubt they are not highly profitable in the UK. I did not know that they cannot ticket a car, only a driver in the US. I am skeptical about that one, parked cars are ticketed all the time.
I called the contact number for the New York Metro Transit Authority metro card. The girl who answered said that they are not limiting rides on the unlimited card. She said the story is not true. I hope she's right. This is the telephone line that commuters use to ask questions specifically about the MetroCard. I used the number listed on their official website: 1 212 638 7622
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