The North Central Texas Council of Governments is trying to tell the public about a program designed to help drivers get into cars that will pass emissions inspections.
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The program, AirCheckTexas, provides Texas drivers up to $600 for repairs to get a vehicle up to emissions par – or $3,500 towards a newer, cleaner vehicle.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the program is part of NCTCOG’s initiative to reduce air pollution in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
Income limits for program participants include a maximum net yearly income of $36,420 for a household of one or $75,300 for a family of four. Participants in the Dallas/Fort Worth program area must live in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall or Tarrant counties.
“We have almost $30 million in assistance to help qualifying motorists address their vehicles’ emissions problems,” Brian Wilson, NCTCOG spokesman said in an email. “The money needs to be spent by August 2019, and we’re really trying to get the word out.”
To qualify for repair assistance, participants must own a vehicle that failed an emissions test, has a current registration in a participating county for 12 of the past 15 months and passed a Texas motor-vehicle safety and emissions inspection within 15 months of your application and driven under its own power to the automobile dealership. Otherwise the vehicle must be at least 10 years old, gasoline powered, has a current registration in a participating county for 12 of the past 15 months and have passed a DPS motor vehicle safety inspection within 15 months of application.
The program requires participants replacing their vehicle to purchase a replacement from model years 2015-2018 that have been certified to meet federal emissions standards.
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