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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - The sign at the Fung Wah ticket counter says it all: Closed until further notice.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has shut down the Boston-based bus line after it says the company stopped cooperating with federal investigators.
The move comes after the discount bus service between Boston and New York was order to remove its fleet of 28 buses from the road because of safety concerns like cracked frames. The company had been using chartered vehicles. But the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Fug Wah has blocked access to safety records - prompting the US Secretary of Transportation to comment: Bus companies that jeopardize public safety and refuse to cooperate with our investigators have no place on the road.
Fung Wah has a checkered safety history, which includes fires, rollovers and accidents. Still, a lot of passengers we spoke with say the $15 fare and service is hard to beat.