More Evidence Shows that Traffic Camera Vendor, ATS, Falls Short of Meeting Washington State’s Ethical Standards. uncovers a mountain of front groups that American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has used to deceive citizens across the country. This discovery builds on top of the evidence that was uncovered in our previous post. Last Friday we wrote about the deceptive tactics that ATS has been using here and in Texas. We got curious and did a little detective work and found 13 additional front group websites, on top of the 3, from College Station (website no longer up), Baytown and Houston Texas, that we were already aware of. All of them are registered to Advarion, Inc. a company that makes websites for ATS.

ATS had the nerve to use it’s cookie cutter formula for deception even after Oscar Halpert of reported that George Hittner, ATS vice president for governmental relations, said that ATS is not providing financial assistance in the lawsuit against the citizens of Mukilteo. Sounds like the ATS recipe for success doesn’t include honesty. Why do they need front groups? What are they trying to hide?

>>Update: Since this was posted, we have discovered 2 more front group websites, pictures of them are now included below. Bringing the total websites to 18. To top it off we have also discovered another 25 website domains, all with similar names, all registered to Advarion, Inc. These don’t have any content on them, but it does show intent.  These are the domain names (you can click them to see who they are registered to):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Below are screen shots of all the websites that we found. Some of them are no longer online, but we were able to view them via the cached pages that Google provides. Notice the similarities? Many of the websites look identical and the text is, in fact, identical.
Click the pictures to see them full size.