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Unpaid Traffic Tickets Cost City Millions

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Post-Dispatch reports the city of St. Louis loses about $7 million a year in unpaid parking tickets, and another $3 million because fewer tickets are being written.

Some officials want to hire Dallas-based Allied Computer Services to improve parking operations. It has done similar work in Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Allied says it could collect $9 million more a year for St. Louis. Major cities usually collect 70-75% of parking tickets. St. Louis collects around 40%.

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