Another Chinatown bus company shut down
A second Chinatown bus company was shut down Friday after federal investigators discovered numerous safety violations that they claimed posed an “imminently hazardous and potentially deadly situation.”
Ming An Inc., which operated buses from New York to about two dozen southern cities, hired drivers without a commercial license, failed to test its drivers for drugs and alcohol, and did not require its drivers to keep log books or conduct safety inspections, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The company’s drivers also frequently received speeding tickets.
“We are committed to removing unsafe bus and truck companies,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “We will not let up and we will not slow down.”
A person answering the phone Sunday at Ming An’s offices declined to comment.
Earlier this month, the DOT similarly shuttered Fung Wah Bus Transportation, which operated buses from New York to Boston.