DOT announces passenger bus safety initiatives
Washington – New initiatives will take place this spring and summer in an effort to improve passenger bus safety, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced May 5.
According to a press release, the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plan to:
- Conduct unannounced motorcoach inspections at popular travel destinations throughout the spring and summer
- Require more rigorous commercial driver’s license testing standards
- Seek new rules to strengthen passenger-carrier and driver compliance with federal safety regulation
- Provide consumers with a pre-trip safety checklist (.pdf file) and resources to review safety records of bus companies before booking trips through a new website