Scottsdale, AZ – At its awards reception held September 4, the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards named Scottsdale-based American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) No. 12 on its 2008 list of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Arizona. ATS provides red-light and speed camera enforcement programs to more than 120 communities in the United States and Canada including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, Houston, and Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona.

“This ACE Award is a testament to the talent and dedication of ATS employees, who are responsible for the phenomenal growth our company has enjoyed,” said James Tuton, President and CEO of American Traffic Solutions. “Our experiment in Paradise Valley with the first photo-enforcement program in the U.S. nearly 20 years ago not only enabled us to build and grow a successful business, but it also burgeoned into a new industry. Today, more than 300 communities in 25 states benefit from photo-enforcement programs. With new clients starting programs every month, our market horizon is very bright.”

ATS has hired more than 100 employees in the last year alone, and now employs around 425 talented, hardworking individuals- nearly 260 of which are based in Arizona. In addition to red-light and speed cameras, ATS’ PlatePass Toll Payment Services enables Avis, Budget and Hertz rental car customers to use high-speed cashless express toll lanes with fees billed automatically to the driver’s credit card, eliminating the need to stop at cash toll booths.

Now in its 14th year, the ACE Awards program also gives much-deserved recognition to many private companies they would not normally enjoy. In 2006, the largest private companies in Arizona generated revenues of more than $14 billion while employing more than 25,000 employees in the State of Arizona and more than 56,000 worldwide. A full list of winners will soon be posted on

About American Traffic Solutions, Inc.:
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leading provider of technology and business solutions for traffic safety and electronic toll collection programs worldwide, including PlatePass®, which is an automated electronic toll payment service that enables Avis, Budget and Hertz customers to use high speed, cashless electronic toll lanes. ATS is a private corporation, which serves more than 120 municipalities and government agencies. ATS is the largest provider of photo traffic enforcement programs to America’s big cities with active programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle; Houston, Fort Worth, Irving and Arlington, Texas; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona. ATS also serves Canada’s largest digital red-light camera and speed enforcement program in Calgary, Alberta. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.