U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
Friday, May 11, 2012
Contact: Candice T. Burns
Tel.: (202) 366-9999
FMCSA Unveils Bus Safety Consumer Checklist in Five Asian-Pacific Islander Languages
In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today unveiled its Multilingual Bus Safety Consumer Checklist available in eight different languages including Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Free to the public at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/pcs/index.aspx, the bus safety checklist encourages travelers to first look at the on-road safety performance, safety rating and consumer complaint history of a bus company before buying a ticket or booking a trip. In addition to using the bus safety checklist, consumers can download for free FMCSA’s SaferBus app at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety-security/saferbus/saferbus.aspx, which provides quick and easy access to the safety records on nearly 6,000 interstate passenger carriers operating in the United States. Contact: Candice T. Burns, (202) 366-9999.