Regulations

Feds Keep Up The Pressure On Unsafe Motorcoaches

Posted on May 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told the American Bus Association board of directors at its spring meeting May 2 that the Department of Transportation will maintain  its crackdown against illegally operating and unsafe motorcoach companies.

Referring to recent motorcoach accidents, LaHood said, “The companies involved in these accidents are fly-by-night organizations, and they give your companies a bad name. We’ve decided to go after these businesses that slap a new name on the buses and begin operating.”

LaHood praised the motorcoach companies that belong to ABA. “We have the cooperation of ABA. Every day your companies — you guys — get up and think about safety. I am proud of what you are doing to make the motorcoach industry the safest industry possible.”

ABA hasfully supported the DOT crackdown. ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy Clyde Hart have met several times this year with LaHood and other top staff of the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

LaHood called on motorcoach companies to continue self-policing and contact the DOT or ABA offices to report companies operating unsafely: “We will be vigilant to keep these guys off the road,” he said. “This administration wants to get the bad actors off the road.”

LaHood also was presented an award for his 4 ½ years of service as the nation’s 16th Secretary of Transportation. LaHood formerly represented the 18th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during his tenure.

“Secretary LaHood has been a great friend and supporter of the motorcoach industry and ABA,” Pantuso said. “His door has always been open, and he has listened to our concerns.”

LaHood announced his plan to leave his position as secretary of the DOT several months ago, and President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be the next transportation secretary.

Source: American Bus Association (ABA)

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Florida Operator Explains How Uber, Lyft Get Free Ride

“What they are doing is undercutting everybody on pricing and therefore knocking us out of business."

Proposed Law Would Dismantle Nevada’s Limo Cartel

Commentary: Uber was able to get a bill passed that exempted TNCs from competitor vetoes, but other companies were left in the dust.

Uber, Lyft Now Regulated Under Michigan Law

Before, the TNCs did not have to pay state application and registration fees taxi and limo companies had to pay.

Judge Approves Big Settlement For Lyft Drivers

A $12.25 million settlement offer had previously been rejected because it "short-changed" independent contractors.

Most Consumers Say TNCs Should Ride By The Rules

A National Limousine Association commissioned Harris Poll shows strong public support for stricter TNC business practices.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - March 2017 $12.95 INT'L LCT SHOW ISSUE COVER STORY: * Innovate or Die: Show To Be a Business "Disrupter" * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close