Friday, February 25, 2011

SCO: Diesel exhaust filters installed on MCPS buses

Silver Chips Online:  Intercounty Connector prompts environmental awareness on local highways
MCPS has installed diesel exhaust filters on 70 MCPS buses in order to enforce the 2008 settlement with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for improved air quality in the local Washington D.C., area. The settlement additionally entailed the construction of an air quality monitor near the Capital Beltway, which would be able to provide the first hard data on the highway's pollution levels over the course of three years...

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