Taft Area Transit Settlement
$2,500 in Fines Paid by Taft Area Transit
In February 2009, Taft Area Transit agreed to pay $2,500 in penalties; $1,875 to the California Air Pollution Fund, $312.50 to the Peralta Community College District, and $312.50 to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for violating air quality regulations. An investigation by the ARB showed that Taft Area Transit 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. ARB documented violations as they related to the TFV. To settle the case, Taft Area Transit agreed to the $2,500 penalty and to comply with the TFV and other ARB programs.