As you might have heard, AirCare will end for passenger cars and trucks as of December 31, 2014. According to the Province, the future of the program is being examined. Here’s what Environment Minister Terry Lake had to say about it,
“Newer makes and models of light-duty vehicles are not the prime source of the blue smoke and pollution experienced on the road today… When you look at most cars now, they run a lot cleaner than the vehicles rolling off the line when AirCare started in 1992.”
According to the provincial press release, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and key stakeholders will, “…identify those sources of particulate emissions currently not managed through air care programs, and come up with reduction options that can help address human health concerns.” TransLink, through the subsidiary company, Pacific Vehicle Testing Technologies Ltd., better known as AirCare, has provided emission testing for vehicles in Metro Vancouver.
For more info, take a look at the Ministry of the Environment press release. This is a provincial announcement, so we don’t necessarily have access to all the answers. However, we’ll see if we can help!