As N.J. considers privatizing auto inspections, contract extended for state examiner

Source: Phil Gregory, News Works, May 7, 2013

The contract for Parsons Corporation to operate the state-run vehicle inspection stations in New Jersey has been extended for three years. As the contract extension begins, officials are studying whether to privatize the inspection system. New Jersey drivers now have the choice of going to a private garage to have a vehicle emissions inspection for $20 or having it done without charge at a state facility. … Martinez says more than 80 percent of inspections in New Jersey are done at the state facilities, but the nationwide trend is toward privatization.