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March 2014

AirCheckTexas resumes vehicle replacements

AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine will continue helping qualifying motorists purchase newer, more fuel efficient vehicles by accepting applications for replacement assistance in North Texas for a limited time. Residents with vehicles that have failed the emissions portion of the state inspection in the past 30 days or are more than 10 years old are encouraged to apply for replacement assistance if they meet the income criteria and certain vehicle requirements. For example, a family of four earning $71,550 or less per year may receive assistance.

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Assistance is available to vehicle owners in nine Dallas-Fort Worth area nonattainment counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall and Tarrant). AirCheckTexas is one of many programs implemented to help North Texas reach attainment of the federal government’s ozone standard, which it has until 2018 to meet. This is the third year in a row the replacement assistance has operated on a limited basis, following a reduction in funding. The repair component of the program, offering vouchers worth up to $600, has continued year-round. During the four months replacement applications were accepted in fiscal year 2013, 1,150 vehicles were replaced. Since the program began in 2002, 29,900 vehicles have been replaced, while 28,450 have been repaired with the help of vouchers.

The program offers $3,000 vouchers toward replacement of a vehicle with a newer, cleaner automobile. The amount increases to $3,500 if the newer car or truck is a hybrid, electric or natural gas-powered vehicle. For information on the status of the program and eligibility requirements, visit

    Variety of transportation options move North Texans from place to

NCTCOG sponsoring car clinics in April
         Charting the Future helps you navigate MPO


         Texas AltCar Expo coming to Irving March 27
         Clean Cities survey deadline approaching

         State Highway 360 moves closer to completion

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