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Tour Bus Problem Interrupts Fairfield 8th Graders’ School Trip

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(credit: Affordable Bus Charter Inc./Facebook)

(credit: Affordable Bus Charter Inc./Facebook)

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - About 250 eighth graders from Connecticut were just leaving Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia when it was discovered their tour buses were unregistered and uninsured.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau: The Tour Didn’t End


Bill Seymour of the state Department of Motor Vehicles says Affordable Bus Charter Inc. in Northford had allowed the papers to lapse at the end of March.

Inspectors visited the company on Thursday to review its records, two days after the incident involving the Fairfield middle school students’ trip.

“This examination and investigation is going to involve looking at their maintenance files, their inspection records,” says Seymour.

Another bus company was called to transport the students from Tomlinson Middle School for the rest of their tour of the nation’s capital.

There has been a crackdown on charter buses following a tour bus crash in the Bronx left 15 people dead and another that left two people dead in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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