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First Transit’s Idling Buses Draw Pollution Suit in Connecticut

March 28, 2022, 9:08 PM

First Transit’s failure to prevent its vehicles from idling beyond the three-minute limit violates the Clean Air Act and Connecticut regulations, a conservation group told a federal court in the state Monday.

First Transit operates a bus system in Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford. It also operates a shuttle service for students and staff at Yale University.

Conservation Law Foundation told the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut that an investigator observed First Transit vehicles idling between 1 minute and 32 minutes over the state’s three-minute limit between 2019 and January 2022. These instances represent the company’s broader ...