April 1, 2011

FMCSA: Super Luxury Tours an 'imminent hazard'

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Pennsylvania-based bus company Super Luxury Tours Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the company to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate transportation services.

The imminent hazard order is based on a comprehensive safety compliance review of the company's entire operations conducted by FMCSA with assistance from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Federal and state authorities continue to investigate the fatal March 14 New Jersey turnpike crash involving a bus operated by Super Luxury Tours.

"This case makes it crystal clear that FMCSA will not tolerate unsafe passenger bus companies that place motorists at risk," said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. "Working side-by-side with our Pennsylvania state partners, we took strong action to shut down this unsafe bus company."

FMCSA can declare a commercial motor carrier to be an imminent hazard if it finds that the carrier's operations pose a substantial likelihood of serious injury or death.

FMCSA's safety compliance review of Super Luxury Tours found the company in serious violation of multiple federal safety regulations in the areas of drug and alcohol testing compliance, driver hours-of-service rules, driver medical certification requirements, and vehicle maintenance and other areas.

 

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue