The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down 26 bus operations running passenger service on I-95 between New York City and Florida, the latest in a series of enforcement crackdowns on truck and bus companies.
The agency said the bus companies were an “imminent hazard” due to continuous safety violations, such as using drivers who did not have commercial licenses and who did not clear drug and alcohol tests.
This is the largest single shutdown in the agency’s history, said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
“These aggressive enforcement actions against unsafe bus companies send a clear signal: If you put passengers’ safety at risk, we will shut you down,” he said in a statement.
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