The Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Funding Program) was established in 2010 as a PennDOT-administered competitive grant program in accordance with Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.) §3116(l)(2) and §3117(m)(2). Funding for the program is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through Automated Red Light Enforcement Systems. Grant applications are accepted annually during the month of June.
The primary purpose of ARLE Systems in Pennsylvania is to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where red light running has been an issue. ARLE is a tool to help improve safety at intersections by delivering an automated enforcement activity that would otherwise be done by a police officer, if enough resources were evailable. By implementing ARLE, it allows police departments to focus their resources on serious crimes while the ARLE system provides 24/7 automated enforcement at dangerous red-light running intersections.