The state announced today that two Westport service stations are among 262 independent garages authorized to conduct vehicle emissions testing.
They are Bridge Mobil at 558 Riverside Ave. and Greens Farms Shell Service at 1530 Post Road East.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said emissions testing will begin next month. It said it will have 300 authorized stations by December.
It said repairs can be done in the same station where vehicles are tested, or at a repair facility chosen by car owners. However, to be eligible for a waiver the repairs must be performed by a registered emissions repair facility.
The new system replaces 25 state vehicle emission testing stations. They were closed down last year amid allegations of fradulent testing.
More information is available at a special DMV Web site.