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.