San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency Case Settlement
San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency Case Settles for $220,500
San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency will pay $220,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $165,375.00 will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $55,125.00 will go to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program. This settlement was reached in September 2016.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency failed to bring 329 of their transit buses into compliance with the applicable in-use performance standards and failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards and file annual transit reports. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP and Transit Fleet Vehicle Rule. To settle the case, San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency agreed to the $220,000.00 penalty and to comply with ARB regulations.