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Portland Cracks Down on Illegal Party Bus, Limo Operators

Posted on March 28, 2014
Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service chauffeur Sally Donahue checks the cabin of one of the fleets limousines in between calls. Photo by: Jonathan House/Tribune. Lucky Limo is among the 17 legally licensed limousine companies doing business in the city of Portland, Oregon.

Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service chauffeur Sally Donahue checks the cabin of one of the fleets limousines in between calls. Photo by: Jonathan House/Tribune. Lucky Limo is among the 17 legally licensed limousine companies doing business in the city of Portland, Oregon.

Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service chauffeur Sally Donahue checks the cabin of one of the fleets limousines in between calls. Photo by: Jonathan House/Tribune. Lucky Limo is among the 17 legally licensed limousine companies doing business in the city of Portland, Oregon.
Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service chauffeur Sally Donahue checks the cabin of one of the fleets limousines in between calls. Photo by: Jonathan House/Tribune. Lucky Limo is among the 17 legally licensed limousine companies doing business in the city of Portland, Oregon.

The city revenue bureau last week suspended an illegal party bus company for doing business in Portland, a big deal in the city’s crackdown of rogue private-for-hire transportation operators.

The latest regulatory action is just part of efforts to get the message out to parents and teens that they should use only city-permitted party buses, limos and taxis for prom night.

Portland Tribune article here

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Comments ( 2 )
  • anthony

     | about 5 years ago

    too many deaths in the industry, most of the deaths involve old vehicles or what i call chop shop party buses.... the way to eliminate the deaths is to place an age limit on the vehicles... i would say 6 years old or newer party buses and for them to be purchased from a qmv coach builder or a company that has been in the industry for years. the main issue with the old party buses is the doors and emergency exits..... followed by a/c units..... the bus back east where the kid opened the top emergency exit and was struck by the freeway over pass (some comments about the accident where that it was hot inside) i have been in old party buses that the air conditioning was not working and it was a sauna inside. when customers drink, their body temperature rises and also if they are dancing..... anyone in the old party bus is going to try to open the windows or emergency exits for cool air. by placing an age limit on limousines/party buses the industry would be cleaned up from the illegal operators and make it a fair playing field for everyone.... rates would increase and customers would not die.

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