Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Settlement
$21,024 in Fines Paid by Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
In March 2009, the City of Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) agreed to pay $21,024 in penalties; $15,768 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $2,628 to the Peralta Community College District, and $2,628 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that BBB failed to meet the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies-Transit Fleet Vehicle Requirements (TFV), Title 13 CCR Section 2023.2 (b) (1) for PM reductions and for the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). ARB documented violations as they related to the TFV and the PSIP. To settle the case, BBB agreed to the $21,024 penalty and to comply with the TFV, PSIP, and other ARB programs.