WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five curbside bus companies and a bus ticket seller were shut down by the Department of Transportation this week in what federal officials say is the government's largest single safety crackdown of the motor coach industry. The companies transported about 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 between New York and Florida, officials said.
The shutdowns are the culmination of a yearlong investigation that focused on three primary companies — Apex Bus Inc. and I-95 Coach Inc., both of New York, and New Century Travel Inc. of Philadelphia — that each oversaw a broad network of related bus companies, officials said.
The three networks and their related companies that were shut down:
Apex Bus Inc.:
—Apex Bus NY Inc. of New York.
—New Egg Bus Inc. of State College, Pa.
—Asia Tours Inc. of State College
—Universe Bus Inc. of Philadelphia
—A One Bus Inc. of Rochester, N.Y.
—All State Travel Bus Inc. of Windgap, Pa.
I-95 Coach Inc.:
—I-95 Coach Inc. of New York (ticket seller)
—Go To Travel Inc. of Rocky Mountain, N.C.
—Twins Jiang Corp. of East Meadow, N.Y.
—United Tours Inc. of Greensboro, N.C.
—Hu Mei Express Inc. of Chamblee, Ga.
—Tony Bus Line Inc. of Chamblee
—Tony Bus Line Express Inc. of Chamblee
—Coach 88 Inc. of Rocky Mountain
—Tony Bus Express Line Inc. of Bowie, Md.
—RA Transportation Inc. of Lancaster, Pa.
New Century Travel Inc.:
—Antai Tours Inc. of Wilkes Barre, Pa.
—Super Luxury Tours Inc. of Wilkes Barre
—Red Eagle Tours Inc. of Mishawaka, Ind.
—2003 Coach Inc. of Wilkes Barre
—Eagle Bus Inc. of Indianapolis
—Fujian Tourism Company Ltd. of Springfield, Pa.
—Sammy's Tour Inc. of Indianapolis
—Black Leopard Travel Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.
—New Century Travel Inc. of Philadelphia
—Wahoo Tour and Charter Inc. of Philadelphia
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration http://fmcsa.dot.gov