Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on January 10, 2007

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.

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