Fung Wah Bus Fleet Sidelined Due to Safety Issues

Posted on: February 25th, 2013 at 11:31 pm by

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The state of Massachusetts came down hard on Fung Wah. Random inspections by the Department of Public Utilities earlier this month revealed that the fleet of buses in operation were dangerously damaged. According to the government agency, a handful of buses were found to have “frame cracks located in the drive axle, rear axle, and engine cradle,” posing “imminent danger” to paying customers.

In response to the bust, Fung Wah sidelined 21 of 28 buses in its fleet for proper repairs. Meanwhile, the state of Mass. is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to revoke the company’s license. And New York wants the same, apparently. WABC has more on the story, noting that the feds were in Chinatown (Canal Street office) earlier this evening “filling out paperwork.” State investigators want the company shut down and deemed an “imminent hazard.”

According to

Fung Wah voluntarily took the buses out of service Saturday evening and started running charter buses in their place, reducing its service between Boston and New York from every half hour to every hour, said Stephen Squibb, manager of South Station, where Fung Wah operates.

No word yet on whether this news will adversely affect the response to the Lumineers’ “Hey Ho.”

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