Boston Transit Agency To Pay $2M Over Train Idling

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT) -- Boston's mass transit authority and a private contractor have agreed to spend more than $2 million on upgrades to their diesel trains in order to settle the first-ever complaint about train idling brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., which has operated MBTA's commuter train fleet since 2003, will also pay a $225,000 fine, the EPA said. The settlement is part of a consent decree filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the...
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