Prohibits allowing locomotive train engine to idle longer than 30 minutes. Provides penalty.
Prohibits allowing a locomotive train engine to idle longer than 30 minutes. Authorizes Department of Environmental Protection to investigate all reported cases of train idling in excess of 30 minutes. Department will conduct emission tests to determine the level of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides, and sulfur dioxide being released from the train. Provides that emission levels shall not exceed those of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains as previously determined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. If it is determined that these emission levels have been exceeded, the violator shall be fined no less than $5,000 for each violation.
Pending Committee action.
02/16/2023 Referred to House Committee on Transportation.