January 7, 2013

Report: Fed crackdown, economy helping operators thrive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As part of the American Bus Association’s (ABA) Marketplace, DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development researchers said its new study finds a federal crackdown on unsafe bus operators in 2012 coupled with the sluggish national economy has allowed conventional and discount operators to thrive, according to the Charlotte Observer.

In 2012, the government cracked down on a number of low-fare bus companies that were shoddily run and did not follow safety regulations. Some of those companies with the worst safety records in the nation included Ming An Inc., Blue Sky Bus Tours Inc. and ABC Tour. For the full story, click here.

To view the report, click here.

 

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