Planning on skipping town this weekend via Chinatown bus? You may want to make sure the outfit is still in business...
One ticket seller, nine active bus companies, 13 companies already ordered to stop running, and three companies attempting to apply for operating authority were part of a federal operation that has shut down companies including Apex, and New Century Travel - each with stops here in Chinatown. As of writing, Apex was still selling tickets on its website.
Ray LaHood called the companies "fly-by-night," and accused them of having "very, very poorly equipped buses." "We want people to know when they get on a bus that it's safe," LaHood told WTOP this morning. "This is just the beginning. The investigations continue and we may do more shutdowns in the future."
You can listen to the full WTOP story here.