Feds Issue Permanent Shutdown Order For Fung Wah
BOSTON (CBS) – Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. has been shut down by the feds.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday that an investigation following the company’s initial shutdown found Fung Wah “to be an imminent hazard to public safety.”
Federal authorities ordered Fung Wah to cease all passenger operations on Thursday following the results of the investigation.
“The company failed to inspect, repair and maintain its vehicles, falsified inspection records, failed to ensure its drivers were qualified and complied with hours-of-service regulations, and failed to meet drug and alcohol testing requirements,” an FMCSA statement said. “Individually and cumulatively, these violations and conditions of operations substantially increase the likelihood of serious injury or death to Fung Wah drivers, passengers and the traveling public.”
Fung Wah had already been ordered to temporarily cease passenger service earlier this month.
It was the WBZ-TV I-Team that first uncovered alleged violations by Fung Wah that led to the federal investigation.