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newsrel -- $35,000 in fines paid by San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 14:37:55
$8,800 to fund community college programs. 

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
CONTACT: Antonio Leaks

SACRAMENTO – The Air Resources Board announced that San Joaquin
Regional Transit District, a company that provides regional bus
service for residents in the San Joaquin County with fixed routes
connecting to nearby cities, was fined $35,250 for failing to
comply with state air emissions requirements for trucks and

An investigation by the ARB revealed that the transit district
did not comply with the Transit Fleet Vehicle rule by neglecting
to install legally required emission reduction devices by the
appropriate compliance dates.  In addition, the company failed to
properly self-inspect their diesel trucks as required under the
Periodic Smoke Inspection Program to assure the trucks met state
smoke emission testing standards.  

“These programs are in place to allow businesses to hold
themselves accountable,” said ARB Enforcement Chief Jim Ryden.
“Clean air should be a priority for all businesses in California,
including transit fleet operators.”

Under the settlement agreement, the district agreed to pay
$35,250.00 on October 25, with $26,437.50 going to the California
Air Pollution Control Fund. The remaining $8,812.50 will go to
Peralta Community College District to fund emissions education
classes conducted by participating California community colleges,
under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology

San Joaquin Regional Transit District also agreed that it would
comply with the requirements of the Transit Fleet Vehicle rule
and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program.

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