News Tagged With: motorcoach-safety
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November 7, 2014

N.Y. motorcoach accident injures 26

The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on the southbound side of I-81. Pine Hill is cooperating with the police investigation into the crash. The company is also focused on helping the passengers involved and their families


July 31, 2014

Feds propose new rules to protect bus passengers in rollover crashes

Performance requirements would ensure a sufficient level of survival space and reduce the risk of ejection in rollover crashes.


July 31, 2014

BusCon 2014 to offer sessions for motorcoach operators

A highlight of the offerings includes “Understanding the FMCSA Management Cycle,” presented by the United Motorcoach Association and the Bus & Motorocoach Academy, taking place on Monday, Sept. 15, at 3:30pm.


July 22, 2014

Most Calif. bus crash victims died of smoke inhalation, coroner says

Most of the victims killed in a fiery crash in Northern California between a college-bound bus and a FedEx freight truck in April survived the initial impact, only to die from smoke inhalation as a fire tore through the carriage.


July 18, 2014

NYC to begin fining Chinatown buses by August

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.


July 10, 2014

UMA members have winning day on Capitol Hill

Message points included federal minimum financial responsibility limits, preservation of charter bus protections, return to zero federal fuel tax for over-the-road buses, increased opportunities for contracting with local transit agencies and a host of regulatory reforms.


April 15, 2014

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed through a kicked-out window before the vehicle burst into flames.


April 2, 2014

Peter Pan celebrates 1, 2 million mile safe drivers

The company has consistently achieved high safety ratings and is proud to have more million mile safe drivers than any other bus company its size, according to Peter Pan.


April 1, 2014

FMCSA shuts down 2 Mass. operators

Thus far in 2014, FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of more than 75 unsafe bus and truck companies. A total of eight motor carriers and four commercial drivers have been declared to be imminent hazards to public safety.


March 25, 2014

Va. bus crash kills 1, injures 16

An American Transportation bus hit a guardrail and overturned along Interstate 95 before dawn on Sunday. Witnesses reported that a speeding passenger vehicle swerved into the bus’s travel lane and the bus swerved to avoid it.


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