OTA Wants Info on Province’s Drive Clean Program

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TORONTO, Ont. – OTA has contacted Ontario Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky to request information about the Heavy-Duty Drive Clean Program.

The association also wants to discuss the ministry’s future plans regarding initiatives to reduce unnecessary commercial vehicle idling.

With the review of the Heavy-Duty Drive Clean Program coming up in 2006/07, OTA has asked the minister to release a copy of the cost-benefit analysis of the Heavy-Duty Drive Clean Program done by Pollution Probe for MOE and to update the historical past-fail rates for heavy trucks and share this information with OTA, in order to enable constructive dialogue based on a common understanding of the facts.

“OTA’s long-standing position regarding the periodic component of the Drive Clean testing program for trucks is that the costs – measured in equipment downtime and testing fees – far outweigh any environmental benefit,” said OTA president David Bradley.

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