$300,000 in Fines Paid by First Student, Inc.
FIRST STUDENT, INC. SETTLES FOR $300,000
In July 2009, First Student, Inc. agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties; $225,000 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $37,500 to the Peralta Community College District, and $37,500 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. A routine investigation by the Enforcement Division documented that First Student, Inc. (formerly known as Laidlaw Transit, Inc.) failed to properly self-inspect its diesel trucks as required by the PSIP. To resolve its violations, First Student, Inc. agreed to pay a penalty of $300,000, train its employees to comply with the PSIP and other ARB diesel enforcement programs and maintain compliance with these programs in the future.