TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has extended its motor
vehicle inspection contract with Parsons Corp. for another three years.
The state is paying the company $20.29 per vehicle to check the emissions of
vehicles at least 5 years old.
The state inspects about 2 million vehicles a year.
The state renegotiated the pact in 2010 when it did away with mechanical
inspections that checked brakes, horns, lights and windshield wipers.
The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/12fIqaN ) reports Motor Vehicle
Commission chief administrator Ray Martinez told the Assembly Budget Committee
on Tuesday that the state is considering shifting inspections to private garages
in the future. Martinez said it will take some evaluation.
Motorists in New York and Pennsylvania have their vehicles inspected at