The state has started their bidding process for the next IM program. Which is slated to begin in October 2017 This RFI document solicits info from vendors and interested parties regarding how evolving technology will help improve (or worsen) various aspects of the program.
The IM Program balances four main goals: pollution reductions, safe motor vehicles, motorist convenience, and fitting in with the automotive service industry.
Potential changes include the possibility of being videoed and photographed while performing inspections, installing biometric verification of inspectors, utilization of a tablet versus a workstation and a requirement to photograph certain aspects of the vehicle, new brake meters which wirelessly transmit data, enhanced covert auditing via recording equipment in covert audit vehicles, cloud versus local servers for databases, and new guidelines for registered emissions repair technicians.
Please read the guidelines for the bidding process located here, and let us know what your thoughts are so we may voice your opinions in NESSARA’s formal response.
Click here to fill out the form and submit your opinion.
Responses are due by September 29th, 2014 at 3:00PM
NESSARA was created in 1974 to protect and enhance the rights of small service stations, repair facilities, convenience stores, tire dealers, car washes, etc... We remain the largest recognized 501c (6) non-profit organization supporting the automotive industry in New England
Supplier - Valero
City - Rver
Terminal - Global
Date - 10/24/14
Price - 2.3120
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