Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was proposing tougher penalties for rogue tour bus operators and policy changes to make it easier to put them out of business.
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.
During a Senate Committee Hearing on motor coach safety, the NTSB chairman said a tour bus involved in a crash in The Bronx that killed 15 people on March 12 was barreling down the highway.
The Big Apple saw yet another wild ride involving a tour bus Thursday, and this one nearly ended in tragedy. The bus driver swerved all over the road until one of the passengers grabbed the wheel.
In a published report, attorney Sean H. Rooney said Ophadell Williams was in control of the bus until a tractor-trailer veered toward it on a highway. He said the driver claims he lost control after swerving to avoid the truck.
Andrew Finkelstein, the attorney for 74-year-old Yuke Cho Lo said his client was “seeking significant damages” after sustaining a head injury and having multiple surgeries.
New York state police say they have found all the surviving passengers who were on the casino bus that crashed last weekend in the Bronx, killing 15 people.