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 Multilingual Bus Safety Consumer Checklist That Enables Foreign-Speaking Travelers to Select Safe Bus Companies
As part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s effort to ensure consumers have the information they need to make smart safety decisions when booking a bus trip, the agency today unveiled its multilingual Bus Safety Consumer Checklist in eight different languages: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French, German, Japanese, 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.