Sacramento Regional Transit Settlement
Sacramento Regional Transit Case Settles for $4,425
In May 2015, Sacramento Regional Transit paid $4,425.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $3,118.00 went to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,107.00 went 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.
An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Sacramento Regional Transit failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure compliance with State smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Sacramento Regional Transit agreed to the $4,125.00 penalty and to comply with the PSIP program.