Suspended Bus Charter Companies Cry Foul
Eight bus charter companies in New York that had their licenses suspended recently by the Governor for numerous safety violations have cried foul, and they will be able to transport their guests again. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to a series of fatal bus crashes earlier this year by ordering roadside inspections that have removed dozens of buses from service and caused bus charter companies to scramble to make arrangements of their guests. Eight companies that had their licenses suspended for multiple safety inspection failures were allowed to transport tourists, wedding guests and others again but only on buses that passed state inspections.
“We don’t know why it’s happening to us,” said one owner of the suspended bus companies.
“It’s absurd,” said another. He reported that all his buses were maintained properly and cited a clean safety record going back more than 50 years.
“One way or another, I’m just not going to let them unilaterally take away my license,” he said. “What’s motivating this, beside the accidents, is Cuomo wants to look like a big shot here.”
Firing back at the bus companies, the Cuomo administration released details about the inspections that led to the suspensions. Many reports cited faulty brakes, and in one instance, a bus driver was accused of drinking within four hours before he was scheduled to transport passengers.
Other bus companies also had serious safety violations such as the following:
• False driver’s licenses
• Defective emergency exits
• A driver behind the wheel for 11 consecutive hours
• Worn tires
• Many other safety problems
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