Fung Wah and Lucky Star bus lines hoping to hit the road again
The troubled Fung Wah and Lucky Star bus lines may be up and running soon.Both discount bus lines were shut down earlier this year due to serious problems, including significant safety violations. However, both lines are just awaiting approval from the federal Department of Transportation to get up and running between New York and Boston’s South Station this fall.
The Lucky Star bus line has spent nearly $1 million on improvements since being shut down, the Boston Globe reports. Its buses were originally taken off the road this summer after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an Imminent Hazard Operations Out-of-Service Order citing 21 specific vehicles in the Lucky Star fleet, according to the Boston Business Journal.
Fung Wah buses were taken off the road in March after cracks were found in the foundations of multiple buses. They also did not turn over their safety records. Since being taken off the road, the company has hired a safety manager and has gotten rid of 10 of its oldest buses, according to the Globe.
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