NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The popular Chinatown bus company Fung Wah has been ordered shut by federal transportation officials.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration determined the discount bus line was an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to cease all passenger operations effective immediately.
The move comes a few weeks after federal regulators revoked Fung Wah’s operating license.
Following a month-long investigation, the FMCSA found evidence of significant safety problems and dangerous conditions on Fung Wah’s buses. According to the agency, the bus company failed to inspect, repair and maintain its vehicles and falsified inspection records. Fung Wah also failed to ensure its drivers were qualified and failed to meet drug and alcohol testing requirements, according to federal investigators.