March 13, 2012

Grading buses on safety record proposed by N.Y. Sen.

NEW YORK — The U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed that letter grades rating a bus company's safety record be posted inside the bus, at ticket windows and online where people buy their tickets, reported the TimesUnion.com. He has offered amendments to a transportation bill to be voted on Tuesday that would require annual inspections and the safety rating.

The proposal comes following the shutdown of bus company Double Happiness, which despite numerous safety violations, continued transporting people until it was finally shut down.

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  • BusBz[ March 13th, 2012 @ 7:39pm ]

    There is a degree of merit in grading and posting the rating of a bus company. Unlike restaurants where you can move on to the next higher graded one, you don't have this luxury with a bus company. You might consider posting the safety/inspection record of each bus and driver. Where applicable, the rider could make a decision to wait for the next bus. Ultimately, should an unsafe bus be permitted to be operative at all?

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