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Bus deaths prompt uneasy questions about responsibility

The recent case of a college student hazing death on a Florida motorcoach that made national news once again raises questions about how much responsibility bus operators hold over passenger behavior and what should be expected of drivers in preventing underage drinking. Meanwhile, California and one Iowa university are reacting by cracking down on party buses.

Rogue coach operator at it again

Just one month after being shut down by the FMCSA due to its involvement in a well-publicized collision that killed four passengers, Sky Express defied the order, putting its buses back in service. Meanwhile, another rash of motorcoach accidents is getting media coverage. How do these “chameleons” get away with it?

What is best for motorcoach safety: Science or politics?

In the wake of the bus crash earlier this month in New York, there is a wave of support growing to pass legislation reintroduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) on the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven in Atlanta.

Motorcoach industry on the upswing

Last week I had the opportunity to get out to Tampa, Fla., for UMA Expo 2011, and, I've got to say, things are looking encouraging.

Will 2011 usher in a brighter outlook?

After the past two very challenging years, 2011 seems to have gotten off to a good start for transit.

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