July 18, 2014
Regulations allow the city to fine buses for operating without permits, stopping outside of approved zones or deviating from schedules. Fines start at $500 and climb to $2,500 for subsequent offenses within two years.
June 12, 2014
There are 71 intercity bus stops scattered throughout Manhattan, with more than one-quarter of that number located in the Lower East Side. Residents’ complaints include crowded sidewalks, blocked fire hydrants and exhaust.
August 8, 2013
Discount city-to-city operators, such as BoltBus and Megabus, came to Philadelphia in 2008 where the number of trips by discount carriers rocketed 30.6% between 2011 and 2012.
May 21, 2013
An advocacy group cited anomalies in how the board classified motorcoach operators and calculated fatality rates, raising doubts about the report's conclusion that curbside companies, including most Chinatown carriers, are about seven times more likely to have passenger deaths than companies using terminals.
March 15, 2013
Jointly operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines, the service offers guaranteed seating, extra legroom with comfortable leather seating, free Wi-Fi and power outlets.
March 4, 2013
Weekend passengers aiming to travel to Manhattan endured long lines waiting to book tickets on competitor bus services, with many selling out.
February 28, 2013
The administration's safety investigators are also continuing their examination of the carrier's operations, including examining the safety records of its vehicles, drivers and other company safety performance requirements prescribed by federal regulations, and may consider additional actions against the company if warranted.
September 20, 2012
Launching eight daily non-stop departures each way between New York and Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhoods on Sept. 27. One-way tickets are as low as $12 every day.
June 19, 2012
Penalties for intercity buses in violation of permit requirements or restrictions would consist of a fine of up to $1,000 for a first violation, up to $2,500 for repeat violations, and permit suspension or revocation.
June 7, 2012
With the recent federal shutdown of 26 bus companies, it appears that the era of the Chinatown bus has come to a close. Fast Company magazine weighs in on what these companies did wrong and what they did right.
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