The 23-year-old is partnering with his childhood friend to start Sprinter runs among lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hamptons.
Investigators first looked into the company that owns the stretch Ford Excursion more than a year before it crashed.
A motion filed by defense attorneys for the company’s operator indicates a state expert’s report concluded the brakes failed.
The NTSB has put out its priorities for the next year, and taking steps to make limousines safer is not one of them.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The DOT says it was only doing its job.
A recent public hearing underscored the political will to add rules on the use of stretch limousines in the state.
Operators say the industry is already over-regulated and blame lies with state regulators who don't enforce laws on the books.
Senators want to solicit more views on passed and proposed safety measures for limousine operations.
A proposed bill would require an immediate review of all stretch limousine companies and their vehicles.
This comes after rules kicked in Feb. 1 ruling drivers must make a minimum of $17.22 an hour.
The Oct. 6 crash at state routes 30 and 30A killed all 17 passengers inside the limo, the driver, and two pedestrians..
Families of victims in the 2015 Long Island limousine crash say the package of new rules in the state budget does not go far enough.
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