New high-tech emissions testing program kicks off, without a bang

After two years of waiting, the state's new emissions testing program kicked off Friday at more than 250 garages around Connecticut. But not too many people were waiting to take advantage of it.The Department of Motor Vehicles says the program, which is the state's most effective program to improve air quality, includes the most sophisticated software and security of any testing program in the country. But when News 12 Connecticut visited all 10 testing facilities in Fairfield, none were busy, at least as far as emissions were concerned. A few had one appointment, but most didn't do one test Friday. The service managers and shop owners expect business to pick up this weekend, and once the program gets going, they hope to test as many as 20 vehicles per day.For more information on the program, log on to www.ctemissions.com.

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