Bus companies settle EPA charges
BOSTON Three bus companies jointly owned and operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines have agreed to pay $231,179 in penalties and install new filters on most of their buses to settle EPA charges that they violated federal clean air and water rules. The settlement involves Connecticut-based Arrow Line Acquisition and Bonanza Acquisition of Rhode Island, as well as the Massachusetts-based Peter Pan. For the full story, click here.
DHS to give $445M for transit, port, infrastructure security
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Homeland Security will distribute $445 million to U.S. cities to help them better secure ports, subways, rails and other critical infrastructure from possible terrorist attacks. A majority of the grant money $201 million will be used to secure ports and subways systems, including Amtrak. For the full story, click here.
Bus company owner sentenced
McALLEN, Texas James Maples, the owner of the Global Limo Inc. bus that exploded and killed 23 nursing home patients during Hurricane Rita evacuations, was fined $100,000 and placed on probation for five years. As part of the sentence, Maples must spend the first year of the sentence in a halfway house or home confinement and is not allowed to work for the company or any other bus company. For the full story, click here.