WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several New Jersey lawmakers gathered at the site of a fatal bus crash Tuesday to push for tougher regulations for drivers.
Rep. Albio Sires, State Sen. Nicholas Sacco, West New York Mayor Felix Roque and others called for expanded oversight of jitney buses in the wake of last week’s crash that killed 8-month-old Angelie Paredes.
“To make sure that all of these drivers are properly licensed, are properly trained and that all the vehicles meet the safety standards,” Sires said.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Paredes’ parents were asked if there was anything local officials could do.
“Their answer was just ‘help us stop the problem with the vans and buses,'” Sacco said. “Because until they start seeing the full effect of the law, this is not going to stop.”