Outside New York’s Winter Garden Theatre, where “Mamma Mia” is nearing the end of a 13-year Broadway run, unwitting tourists board a bus bearing the name of a company U.S. regulators tried to close two years ago.
U.S. Transportation Department regulations meant to ensure truck drivers get more rest were mostly upheld by a federal appeals court, a defeat for companies that said the rules would add cost without improving highway safety.
A bus company cited for brake defects and other violations still won U.S. regulators’ top safety rating a month before one of its vehicles careened down a mountain road because the driver couldn’t stop, records show.
The driver in a New York bus crash that killed 15 people had his driver’s license suspended 18 times and was fired from two previous transportation jobs, according to investigative documents released today.
Five days after the U.S. closed 26 discount bus companies, the National Transportation Safety Board yesterday showed how much work remains to improve safety in the nation’s fastest-growing passenger transportation mode.
Truck drivers hauling water and sand to U.S. oil and natural gas shale wells can’t extend their daily on-duty hours by using an exemption targeted for special oil- field service equipment, the govenment said.