Anti-Idling Initiative

UConn supports and actively endeavors through management and education to ensure that all Fleet Vehicle operators comply with Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) section 22a-174-18(b)(3), which states a mobile source shall not operate for more than 3 consecutive minutes when such mobile source is not in motion except if the vehicle is operating for one of the conditions exempted in the regulation.

Examples of these exemptions include, but are not limited to when a vehicle is operating:

  • while stuck in traffic
  • defrosting, heating, and cooling equipment to ensure the safety and/or health of the driver and passengers
  • auxiliary equipment such as refrigeration units, pumps, or lifts
  • while undergoing maintenance
  • to reach the manufacturer’s recommended operating temperature
  • while the ambient temperature is less than 20 Degrees Fahrenheit

Additional information about Connecticut’s Anti-Idling Compliance and Enforcement efforts is available on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) website.