Motorcoach

Brief stay granted after action denied for Charter Service Rule

Posted on July 1, 2010

The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) issued an update on the legislative provision authored by Senator Patty Murray, which was ruled unconstitutional. The legislation blocked the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) from enforcing the Charter Service Rule concerning Seattle's King County Metro Transit. The FTA was directed to administer the Charter Service Rule immediately.  
 
After internal deliberations, the Department of Justice on behalf of the FTA filed a request for a stay while the case was appealed. Oral arguments were made on behalf of UMA members by legal counsel Dan Mastromarco. The stay was denied.
 
Within hours, the Department of Justice filed an appeal with the appellate court challenging the lower court's decision denying the stay.
 
It is important to note that King County Metro stated publicly their charter service contract with the Seattle Mariners would cease by June 30, 2010 if no stay was entered. The government argued that the Court enter an immediate administrative stay of the district court's order, pending the Court's resolution of this motion.
 
The appellate court granted an administrative stay Tuesday evening until July 8, 2010; which allows legal counsel adequate time to prepare arguments.
 
"Certainly we are disappointed in the Court's decision for a brief administrative stay," stated Vic Parra, president/CEO of UMA. "However, we are confident our arguments are sound and the lower court's decision will prevail."
 
Meanwhile, in a statement released in response to the lower court's ruling, Murray vowed to continue to fight for a change in the rule that "forces local fans and event goers to use overpriced and inefficient private charter buses." She said her amendment to the appropriations act was drafted in response to fans' complaints about private charter operators.
 
"It's clear the government is overreaching here," comments Ken Presley, vice president of industry relations. "It is imperative that our members know the position of their Congressional and Senate Representatives, make their wishes known, and vote accordingly. Senator Murray did not pass this legislation alone."

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

More News

MCI delivers J4500 to Ill. operator

Tri-State Travel’s new coaches include the optional Bendix collision mitigation system, 360-degree cameras and mirrors with lane departure signals, and seating by Amaya with three point-passenger seatbelts.

Prevost delivers X3-45, names new director, pre-owned coach sales

Capitol Tours recently marked 30 years of partnering with Prevost, by adding a brand new X3-45 motorcoach, bringing their total number of Prevost coaches to eight.

ABC Companies restructuring, investing in expansion for long-term growth

The enterprise‐wide strategy includes plans to enhance and expand operations to effectively impact all major business areas, as well as the restructure of key management teams.

Man who beheaded fellow Greyhound passenger granted full release

Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was found not criminally responsible for the 2008 incident in Manitoba, due to mental illness, but was subject to being monitored. 

Wynne takes delivery of 4 Van Hool CX45s

Company offers services ranging from airport transfer, executive transportation, worldwide events, and meeting planning to motorcoach charters throughout the U.S.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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