U.S. Dept of Transportation Closes Two Bus Operators for Safety Violations
The Department of Transportation has shut down 17 bus companies this year. Chokr / Flickr
After a boom in maligned but popular low-fare bus lines along the eastern seaboard, critics finally see their safety fears confirmed. The program that closed these two companies, called “Operation Quick Strike,” is the same one that closed Lucky Star Bus in June.
Excerpt from Bloomberg
The U.S. Transportation Department ordered two bus companies to shut down following separate incidents in which they left passengers stranded along interstate highways for hours after mechanical breakdowns…
The shut-downs were the latest moves by regulators to get tougher on rogue operators in the fastest-growing mode of U.S. commercial transportation. The agency has ordered 17 operators off the road since April.