Feds Shut Down 26 Bus Companies Over Safety

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    It’s a bit harder to buy a cheap ticket on a bus line on the East Coast. The federal government has shut down 26 bus companies, citing safety concerns.

    FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

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    The Transportation Department has shut down 26 bus companies operating along Interstate 95 between New York and Florida, calling those companies ‘imminent hazards to public safety’.

    Violations include: Using unlicensed and unqualified drivers, using un-inspected buses and breaking work schedule and rest requirements.

    Regulating small bus companies has been tough because many, once they’re shut down, re-emerge under new names with the same people and the same equipment — what the industry calls “ghost buses”.

    In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

    Editor’s Note: The bus companies carry about 1,800 passengers a day.