Motorcoach

Updated: House panel targets bus safety

Posted on June 13, 2011

On Monday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders conducted a Full Committee oversight hearing on bus safety and the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in keeping unsafe operators off the nation's highways.

Although travel by bus or motorcoach is one of the safest forms of transportation in the U.S., recent high profile bus accidents in Virginia, New York and New Jersey have raised concerns about safety and "rogue" bus operators who intentionally attempt to circumvent motorcoach safety regulations and continue to operate.

Monday's hearing of the Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, chaired by U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), examined federal safety programs and how best to improve bus safety.

"Bus transportation is one of our safest modes of travel, but we must ensure that our federal safety laws are effectively enforced, particularly to prevent continued operations by bad actors in the industry," Mica said. "This hearing will help inform the Committee as it continues to develop a multi-year reauthorization of transportation programs, including our highway safety programs."

For the full story, click here.

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

More News

U.S., Canada motorcoach sales up, ABA survey finds

For this study, a motorcoach — defined as a vehicle designed for long-distance transportation of passengers — characterized by integral construction with an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment.

Prevost delivers X3-45 Commuter coaches to Southeastern Stages

The wheelchair accessible Prevost vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating for 55 passengers and feature reclining seats, footrests, power outlets and wireless internet access among other amenities.

MCI delivers 5 J4500s, 8 D4505s To Village Tours & Travel, Anchor Transportation

The D4505 recently received improvements, including dual 150-amp Denso alternators, new parcel racks that expand luggage capacity and the REI A/V system.

Bay Area 'tech' shuttle services growing, study says

During a three-year period (210-2014), the number of shuttle vehicles on Bay Area roadways jumped by more than 60 percent and ridership increased by 45 percent.

Arrow Stage Lines adds 5 MCI J4500s with enhanced Kiel seats, more

The new seating option delivers increased legroom, while also maximizing passenger comfort.

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