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Driver in Fatal Bronx Tour Bus Crash was Briefly a City Bus Driver

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Documents released by federal investigators show the bus driver involved in a deadly Bronx crash when returning with passengers from a Connecticut casino last year was hired in 2007 to drive a city bus.

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Small, Curbside Bus Companies Have More Accidents: Report

Monday, October 31, 2011

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So-called "Chinatown buses" that pick up and drop off passengers at the curb have more fatal accidents and fail more inspections than larger carriers, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. And curbside carriers with ten or fewer buses that have been in business less than ten years tend to have the worst safety records of all.

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Bus Company in Deadly Crash Still May Be Operating: DOT

Sunday, June 05, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered the Sky Express Bus Company to cease and desist after it said the budget bus operator continued to run its business under another name in defiance of a government-ordered shutdown last week.

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Feds Delayed Shutting Down Bus Company Linked to Fatal Crash

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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The tour bus company linked to the fatal crash of a Chinatown-bound bus in Virginia on Tuesday was found unfit to be on the road by federal regulators three days before the deadly accident but was granted time to appeal its poor safety rating. 

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Operator in Latest Fatal Tour Bus Crash Had Poor Safety Record

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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The federal government has ordered the tour bus company linked to the fatal crash of a bus in Virgina that was returning to Chinatown on Tuesday to halt operations.

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Debate Over Budget Bus Regulation Continues in Wake of Tragic Crashes

Saturday, April 09, 2011

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In the wake of three recent budget bus crashes in the northeast — killing 17 and injuring dozens of others — officials are now wrangling over what kind of regulations to impose on the sprawling industry, which makes 750 million passenger trips a year and accounts for more than 2,000 arrivals and departures every week in New York City.

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Details of Budget Bus Crashes Revealed in Senate Hearing

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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The budget bus that crashed in the Bronx and resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen passengers was going up to 78 miles per hour when it flipped on its side, it was revealed Wednesday during a Senate committee meeting on motor coach safety in the wake of three crashes in recent weeks.

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Cheap Chinatown Buses May Have to Designate Stops

Friday, February 04, 2011

Cheap Chinatown buses that serve the Northeast may soon have official pick-up and drop-off points throughout the city.

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