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* DC / USA - FMCSA shuts down another Chinatown bus service

Washington,DC,USA -Land Line, by Greg Grisolano -11 March 2013: -- For the second time in nearly as many weeks, a federal regulatory agency has issued a shutdown order for a regional bus service accused of flagrantly flouting safety standards... The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an imminent hazard order on Friday, stopping operations for Ming An Inc., a New York City-based interstate bus company. Ming An provided service from the Big Apple to many southern cities along the Eastern Seaboard... Among the numerous violations outlined in the stop order, Ming An was cited for failing to conduct pre-employment drug and alcohol testing; employing drivers without CDLs; allowing drivers who are not medically certified to drive; failure to prepare records of duty status; failure to require drivers to prepare vehicle inspection reports; and failure to annually inspect the vehicles...

* DC - FMCSA shuts down Massachusetts van service for safety violations

Washington,DC,USA -Land Line, by Greg Grisolano -14 March 2013: -- A Massachusetts bus company offering interstate shuttle services to Connecticut and New York City has been ordered to suspend service for failing to meet federal safety regulations... Santana Busline Inc., of Springfield, MA, was declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration... Investigators found that Santana Busline “failed to ensure that its drivers comply with hours-of-service requirements, allowed unqualified drivers to operate its vehicles in an unsafe manner, failed to conduct periodic vehicle safety inspections, failed to properly maintain and repair vehicles as required by federal regulations, and knowingly dispatched vehicles with safety defects” according to the release... The company had been operating an unmarked 15-passenger van service between Springfield, Hartford, CT, and New York City...

* Montana - Feds shut down bus company

Billings,MONT,USA -Associated Press –Mar 23, 2013: -- A spokeswoman for a Montana-based bus company says workers are scrambling to get customers to their destinations after federal authorities shut Rimrock Stages... Kjersten Forseth says alternate transportation was being sought Saturday for an unknown number of stranded passengers. She says the company serves Montana and North Dakota and typically has about 100 passengers on any given day on its 13 buses... One of the company's buses crashed on icy Interstate 90 in Montana in January 2012, killing two people and injuring more than 30 others... Forseth says U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered the company to stop hauling passengers late Friday following an inspection at the company's headquarters in Billings. She didn't have details concerning reasons for the shutdown and the federal agency's website didn't list the company Saturday...



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