“The company that developed Massachusetts’ first auto emissions inspection program — technology that proved to be inaccurate for the first five years of its use — has won back the contract to install its equipment in garages across the state.
Applus Technologies Inc. was selected from among four bidders to provide testing equipment to more than 1,900 Massachusetts inspection stations in October 2017. Last week, the state approved the company’s $29 million, five-year contract, the final terms of which are now being negotiated.
The deal surprised those who were involved in exposing the flaws in the state’s original emissions test. The Globe reported in 2003 the then-biennial inspection that cost motorists $29 had never worked accurately.”
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