December 7, 2012
Ophadell Williams, the tour bus driver in a New York collision that killed 15 people last year, was acquitted of manslaughter and negligent homicide. He was found guilty on one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
November 9, 2012
Sky Express coach driver Kin Yiu Cheung received four counts of involuntary manslaughter in a crash last year that killed four and injured dozens. Crash survivors told the judge that Cheung’s erratic driving lasted for an hour before he nodded off at the wheel and lost control of the bus.
June 17, 2011
VP David Palmer testified that this SAFETEA-LU enacted restriction removed a critical tool designed to immediately identify driver and mechanical safety issues.
March 8, 2010
Complaint states that the owner of the bus company involved in a fatal accident last week, Cayetano Martinez of Los Angeles, had previously been shut down by FMCSA, only to attempt to "reincarnate himself as a new carrier" and unsuccessfully attempted to gain US DOT operating authority under a new name.
November 6, 2009
Visits 10 companies operating illegally.
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