Friday, March 03, 2006

Bus lines probed; access violations found

A fedral investigation into interstate bus carriers in the northeast US suggests many carriers regularly disregard laws about access for the disabled to their vehicles. The Washington Post reports "in a recent sweep of 14 bus companies that operate in the busy Washington-New York-Boston corridor, investigators found that 11 carriers had violated the federal law that guarantees interstate service to disabled passengers, according to government officials." "There have been some pretty horrendous stories" about disabled passengers being denied bus service, Annette M. Sandberg, who heads the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, told the Post.


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