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Feds Order Fung Wah Buses Off the Road

The budget bus between Boston and New York has been ordered to take its entire fleet off the road following a news story Monday.

One of the pioneers of fast, cheap bus service between Boston and New York City has been ordered off the roads because of structural problems with the buses.

Federal officials have ordered the entire Fung Wah bus fleet to cease carrying passengers immediately, following a WBZ I-Team report that found cracks in 21 out of the company’s 28 buses.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a press release Tuesday that the service must shut down, according to several media outlets.

“FMCSA’s safety investigators are continuing their examination of Fung Wah’s operations, including examining the safety records of its vehicles, drivers and other company safety performance requirements prescribed by federal regulations, and may consider additional actions against the company if warranted,” the statement says.

The service transports passengers between South Station in Boston and Canal Street in New York City for $15 per one-way ticket.

There was a lot of discussion on the Framingham Patch Facebook page Tuesday when the news first broke on the decision to shut down the operation.

Have you ever taken the Fung Wah? How was your experience?

Mary Gonzales February 27, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Amtrak is expensive so I did take one of these buses once! Awful trip! Wish there was an inexpensive way to go NYC.

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