Half of Caltran Traffic Cams Not Working

California spent at least $5.5 million last year on the cameras.


Traffic snarls on Bay Area freeways can create headaches for drivers, but Caltrans cameras that monitor traffic flow can help ease a driver's commute—but that's only if they're working.

Cameras monitor traffic in real time for Caltrans and some video is streamed live to the Caltrans website to help drivers gauge traffic, but more than half of the cameras aren't working.