FMCSA Mulls Safety Regs For Intercity Bus Cos.

Law360, New York (February 8, 2016, 8:43 PM EST) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday that it is considering new safety regulations for intercity bus companies, such as Megabus, that mostly provide curbside passenger pickups in response to growing concern over accidents involving curbside operations.

Under federal law, the agency has to reassess the safety fitness rating of motorcoaches at least once every three years, and it has to assess the safety fitness of certain motor carriers of passengers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads once a year. Because FMCSA does not currently include in its regulations or regulatory guidance a definition of the term "curbside bus...

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