‘Bus Go Bus’ Ordered to Cease All Commercial Vehicle Operations

October 25, 2013

Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus, Inc., has been ordered to immediately cease all commercial operations by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency order declared that the company’s vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

“We will not allow bus passengers or the motoring public to be put at risk by unsafe vehicles, commercial drivers or business operators,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Safety is our number-one priority, and we will remain vigilant in removing bad actors from our nation’s highways and roads.”

In late September, a team of specially trained FMCSA safety investigators conducted an investigation of Bus Go Bus as part of the agency’s passenger carrier safety initiative.

Investigators found serious and widespread violations of multiple federal safety regulations, including:

  • inadequate inspection, repair and maintenance of vehicles;
  • instances of falsified driver on-duty status records;
  • failure to ensure that drivers submit vehicle inspection reports and other safety documentation as required by federal regulations;
  • unqualified drivers being dispatched by the company;
  • lack of medical examiner certificates for drivers; and
  • widespread instances of drivers operating commercial passenger vehicles at speeds in excess of posted speed limits.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

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