Government Issues

Bus driver conviction upheld in deadly Va. crash

Posted on February 13, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — The AP reported that the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld Sky Express bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung’s convictions for a deadly crash in Virginia in 2011 that killed four riders, rejecting his claims that prosecutors did not prove he demonstrated reckless disregard for human life.
The court said that there was substantial evidence that Cheung knew he was in no condition to drive, including his heavy consumption of energy drinks, his own admission to police that he was sleepy right before the crash and that he fell asleep while driving, according to the news outlet.

The National Transportation Safety Board told the AP that officials had been in the process of shutting down Sky Express when the crash occurred, but had given the carrier an extra 10 days to appeal an unsatisfactory safety rating. For the full story, click here.

RELATED: "Rogue coach operator at it again"

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

FRA releases options to guide future Northeast Corridor investment

The Tier 1 Draft EIS includes alternative visions for investment in the NEC. The visions range from maintaining the current level of investment and service to significant investment that would dramatically increase rail’s role in transportation for the Northeast.

New York to lose $95M in recently passed House transportation bill

The House amendment to eliminate the High Density States Program would funnel the money into the competitive Bus Grant program that every state is eligible for.

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

71% of transit ballot measures passed

Six of the winning referendums will provide additional revenue to public transportation systems through a new sales tax in the following communities and counties: Fraser, Colo. (62%); Winter Park, Colo. (56%); Davis County, Utah (57%); Tooele County, Utah (51%), Weber County, Utah (57%); and Snohomish County, Wash. (51%).

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close