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13.6.14

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE * USA

* Massachusetts - Bus lapses mount, but scrutiny lags

(Photo: MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF: Calvin Butner -right- of the Massachusetts State Police stood by during a random inspection at South Station)
Boston,MASS,USA - -The Boston Globe, by Katie Johnston and Todd Wallack -June 09, 2014: -- Carriers amass violations, continue operating for years without full safety reviews by strained federal agency... Three Crystal Transport bus drivers failed drug tests but kept transporting thousands of passengers around Boston every day, according to federal investigators. Some new hires did not undergo proper drug screening; others falsified duty records to hide the fact that they exceeded the maximum hours allowed behind the wheel... With its crackdown on bus safety violations and more than 250 carriers pulled off the road since 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent efforts are helping clean up the industry, transportation specialists say, but many observers say there’s still a long way to go...

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