U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
September 17, 2004
Latest Bus Safety and Consumer Information Now Available Online
Travelers -- including school trip planners, senior citizens groups, community groups and businesses -- now will be able to obtain important safety information about local bus and other transportation companies via the Internet to help them make travel plans that are safe, reliable and right for them. The Passenger Carrier Safety Web site, announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is designed to help buyers of transportation services compare passenger carrier safety performance, pick the type of vehicle best suited for their needs, locate carriers serving specific geographic areas, and get detailed safety information through direct links to related Web sites. The site is a one-stop source for safety information about carriers operating motor coach, school bus, van/mini-bus, and limousine services. It lists safety, licensing and insurance information about each carrier in an easy-to-access, user-friendly format. The Web site address is http://www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/Passenger/home.asp. Contact: Bill MacLeod: (202) 366-8810.
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