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EPA fines school bus operator $33K for idling. In Massachusetts. In the winter. #emissions #EPA via

WALPOLE, Mass. — School bus contractor Michael J. Connolly and Sons will implement idling-reduction measures and pay a penalty of $33,000 to settle U.S. EPA allegations that it violated vehicle idling limits. The Walpole-based company operates 300 school buses and provides student transportation services in 15 Massachusetts communities. Under the settlement, Connolly will implement a suite of idling-reduction measures, including training all drivers, posting anti-idling signs, performing periodic “walk-throughs” of school bus lots to ensure that no excessive idling occurs, and notifying all school districts of the company’s policy against excessive idling. EPA officials said that the company has responded quickly and has already implemented a number of the idling-reduction measures. Also, Connolly has a new fleet and a standard practice of replacing old buses with new buse...

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