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FMCSA orders Philly operator to cease operations

Posted on October 24, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ordered Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus Inc., USDOT No. 1956734, to immediately cease all commercial operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety.

“We will not allow bus passengers or the motoring public to be put at risk by unsafe vehicles, commercial drivers or business operators,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "Safety is our number-one priority, and we will remain vigilant in removing bad actors from our nation’s highways and roads.”

In late September, a team of specially trained FMCSA safety investigators conducted an investigation of Bus Go Bus as part of the agency’s passenger carrier safety initiative.

Investigators found serious and widespread violations of multiple federal safety regulations, including:

  • Inadequate inspection, repair and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Instances of falsified driver on-duty status records.
  • Failure to ensure that drivers submit vehicle inspection reports and other safety documentation as required by federal regulations.
  • Unqualified drivers being dispatched by the company.
  • Lack of medical examiner certificates for drivers.
  • Widespread instances of drivers operating commercial passenger vehicles at speeds in excess of posted speed limits.

To view a copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order, click here.

The action announced today becomes the 19th out-of-service order issued by FMCSA since the deployment in April 2013 of more than 50 “Operation Quick Strike” safety investigators targeting high-risk passenger carriers, and the 26th out-of-service order against a bus company this year.

In the past five months, FMCSA has also revoked the operating authority of 25 additional bus companies following compliance review investigations that resulted in an “unsatisfactory” safety rating.

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