US Seeks Stricter Regulations For Bus Cos.

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Spurred to action by recent bus crashes, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday unveiled a plan of attack for improving passenger bus safety, including measures to weed out irresponsible drivers and increase penalties for bus companies operating without approval.

The U.S. Department of Transportation decided to impose stricter regulations following two tragic bus accidents that occurred just days apart. A bus traveling from Connecticut crashed in New York on March 12, killing 15 of 32 passengers, while another bus traveling from New York to Philadelphia...
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