Humboldt Transit Authority Case Settles for $24,000

This page last reviewed April 8, 2010

In September 2009, Humboldt Transit Authority, consisting of the Arcata/Mad River Transit System, Eureka Transit Service and the Humboldt/Redwood Transit System agreed to pay $24,000 in penalties; $18,000 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, $3,000 to the Peralta Community College District, and $3,000 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations.  An ARB investigation showed that Humboldt Transit Authority failed to properly self-inspect their diesel fleet in order to ensure the buses and transit vehicles met state smoke emission standards and also failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies - Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b)(1) for particulate matter (PM) reductions and the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies  - Urban Bus Requirements (UB) for PM reductions, Title 13 CCR Section 2023.1 (e)(3)(A).  ARB documented these violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), the TFV & the UB.  To settle this case Humboldt Transit Agency agreed to pay the $24,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP, TFV, UB and other ARB regulations.