Contact: Charles Territo
Title: Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
and Marketing, Communications
Phone: (480) 443-7000
TEMPE, AZ – James Tuton, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) Chief Executive Officer, was recently recognized as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at the recent Builders + Innovators Summit. ATS is the leading provider of traffic safety, mobility and compliance solutions for state & local governments, commercial fleets and rental car companies.
Each year, the Builders + Innovators Summit brings together emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs from a diverse set of industries. The focus is on building great and enduring companies that reshape their industries and make the world better through innovation.
“I am honored to have been included with this group of visionaries”, said Tuton. “The opportunity to be among America’s next wave of the best and brightest innovators and share stories and ideas was an inspiring experience.”
Tuton pioneered the road safety camera industry in the United States with the first Speed Safety Camera program implemented in Paradise Valley, Arizona in 1987. Red-Light Safety Cameras followed nearly a decade later. As the market has matured and grown, so has ATS. Now, ATS serves in partnership with hundreds of municipalities across North America in a joint effort to improve traffic and community safety in places where people live, work and play. In 2005, ATS introduced PlatePass®, an automated electronic toll payment service that enables fleet and rental car customers to use high-speed, cashless electronic toll lanes at participating locations throughout the United States and Canada.
ATS has grown into the industry leader of red-light, speed and school bus stop arm safety cameras. ATS large city customers include New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Miami, New Orleans, Seattle, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Louis and many more. ATS also provides PlatePass and Viologics toll payment and violation management solutions to leading rental car and fleet management companies like Hertz, Dollar/Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Advantage, Donlen, Wheels and GE and others.
“ATS recognizes that the power of innovation is unlocked by people. Great companies are built with great people, and ATS has them in abundance. The foundation of our company was built by strong people with a shared vision of thinking differently and being the best at what we do,” added Tuton. “The Builders + Innovators event was inspiring and humbling; it reminded me not only of how far our vision has brought us, but also how much further we can go.”
ATS currently has more than 750 employees. It is a privately held company with annual revenue in excess of $200 million.
About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,200 installed school bus stop arm, red-light and speed safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS is the largest road safety camera program service provider in North America with awards or contracts with nearly 300 local jurisdictions in 21 states and the District of Columbia. ATS also offers toll and violation management solutions for major fleets and rental car companies. For more information, please visit atsol.com.