HARRISBURG – By the end of the month Philadelphia’s infamous Traffic Court will be consigned to a sour footnote in city history.

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill to abolish the court and transfer its duties to Municipal Court, just four months after federal indictments were issued against nine current and former judges in a ticket-fixing scandal.

Kelli Roberts, a spokeswoman for Gov. Corbett, said the governor will sign the bill when it reaches his desk. It will take effect immediately.

(via Senate votes to abolish Phila. Traffic Court)