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MTS Handed $48K Fine For Emissions Violations

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and three of its contractors were fined a combined $47,750 by the California Air Resources Board today for emissions violations.

"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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