"An ARB investigation showed that MTS failed to meet transit fleet vehicle requirements, and did not inspect their heavy-duty diesel vehicle fleet," according to a statement issued by the state regulatory agency.
Rob Schupp, an MTS spokesman, said the majority of the fines are due to late testing on diesel buses and other vehicles.
"They passed the test, we just missed our deadline," Schupp said.
According to Schupp, only 97 of MTS' 551 vehicles are diesel, and most if not all, will be replaced in the next two years.
"We've got one of the cleanest fleets in the nation," he said.
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The Escondido Police Department is mourning the loss of two retired K-9 officers who died one day apart earlier this month.
It's that time of the year, amusement parks are kicking off their Halloween festivities. Our first stop on the tour of attractions is SeaWorld.
San Diego can meet the demand for new housing over the next 10 years but will have to make numerous changes to codes and procedures to get there, according to a report scheduled to be presented by city officials Thursday.
More than 250 people received shots against hepatitis A at a clinic in downtown San Diego Thursday, as efforts continued to contain an outbreak that has killed 16 and sickened more than 400.
A fire that engulfed an El Cajon home killed the family's cat and caused about $350,000 worth of damage, authorities said Thursday.
Next time you're headed for the drive-thru to pick up your favorite fall-centric coffee drink, do yourself a favor and just keep on driving all the way to Julian.