The Fung Wah Bus Company under fire from Massachusetts safety inspectors

Posted at 11:06 PM, Feb 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 15:18:29-05

The Fung Wah Bus Company is under fire by safety inspectors in Massachusetts.  They say many of the company’s buses have failed inspections and present “an imminent hazard.”

The company makes daily bargain runs from Canal Street to Beantown for a $15 one way ticket. The authorities have asked the Department of Transportation to suspend or revoke the company’s license to operate.

Six buses were found tom have cracked frames. Others had multiple oil leaks from the engine and nuts and bolts were not secured. One bus had defective airbags.  Inspectors said some drivers had driven failed buses off the lot and put them back in service.

Fung Wah has agreed to take 21 of their 28 buses off the road for proper repairs, some of which are being made in New Jersey. Two agents from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration were at the bus company’s office last night.  They would not talk to reporters.   One driver refuted the assertions, telling PIX 11 News that Fung Wah buses are safe.