Fung Wah bus service's license revoked - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Fung Wah bus service's license revoked

Posted: Updated:
BOSTON (AP) -

The U.S. Department of Transportation revoked the operating license of a troubled discount bus service running between New York and Boston, saying it stopped cooperating with federal safety inspectors on Friday and blocked access to its safety records.

"We will not hesitate to immediately shut down a bus or truck company that ignores safety regulations and puts innocent lives at risk," said Anne Ferro, administrator of the department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The Fung Wah bus service shut down earlier this week after it was barred from operating out of Boston's South Station bus terminal. That came after its entire 28-bus fleet was pulled off the road when Massachusetts inspectors found various problems, including cracked bus frames. The company temporarily kept running, in part by using chartered buses.

Department of Transportation officials said once Fung Wah stopped cooperating with safety investigators it was able to revoke its operating authority registration under a law passed in July.

"Bus companies that jeopardize public safety and refuse to cooperate with our investigators have no place on the road, and now, thanks to our additional authority, we can take them off," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

No one answered at a New York number for Fung Wah and it was not possible to leave a message.

The company has attracted customers with its frequent trips and low cost tickets -- $15 for most trips. But it's had problems in the past, including a $31,000 fine in 2006 for safety violations after a rollover accident in Massachusetts injured dozens of passengers. Its drivers rate in the bottom 3 percent nationwide for driver fitness, a measure of training and experience, according to safety evaluations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

  • TrafficMore>>

  • Stuck NJ Transit train removed

    Stuck NJ Transit train removed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:03:41 GMT
    A New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in Manhattan on Tuesday has been removed. 1,000 passengers were on board when the Northeast Corridor train became stuck, according to NJ Transit officials. A rescue train was attached to the disabled train and removed to Penn Station about an hour behind schedule. It is not clear what caused the mechanical problem. There are residual delays on NJT trains into and out of Penn Station.
    A New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in Manhattan on Tuesday has been removed. 1,000 passengers were on board when the Northeast Corridor train became stuck, according to NJ Transit officials. A rescue train was attached to the disabled train and removed to Penn Station about an hour behind schedule. It is not clear what caused the mechanical problem. There are residual delays on NJT trains into and out of Penn Station.
  • Could airlines create a class just for children?

    Could airlines create a class just for children?

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:37:57 GMT
    Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.
    Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.
  • Bridge closed after its rammed by runaway barge

    Bridge closed after its rammed by runaway barge

    A stretch of a major southern New Jersey roadway was closed for several hours after a runaway barge rammed into a bridge.
    A stretch of a major southern New Jersey roadway was closed for several hours after a runaway barge rammed into a bridge.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices