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Bureaucrats Shut Down Chinatown Buses
May 31, 2012
Have you heard of the Chinatown buses? Have you heard of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration? Well, while the former were transporting willing passengers up and down the east coast at low prices, the latter was conducting an investigation -- and now the FMCSA has ordered twenty-six bus companies and ten individuals to get out of the business, Bloomberg reports. The agency is even working to make sure the people involved can't reorganize their businesses.
The agency's press release makes no mention of any judicial process or even administrative hearing. It alleges that the companies violated a host of rules and were unsafe.