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Topic - Dan Ronan
Twenty-six bus operations that transported more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 between New York and Florida have been closed for safety violations in what federal officials say is the government's largest single safety crackdown of the motor coach industry.
Government safety officials swooped down on more than two dozen curbside bus operations that mostly ferry passengers in the busy East Coast transportation corridor between New York and Florida, shuttering them for safety violations in the largest-ever single federal crackdown on the industry.
A bus crashed Sunday on an icy interstate highway in southwestern Montana, killing at least two people and sending more than two dozen to area hospitals, officials said.
The Obama administration's "relentless" war on unsafe bus companies has claimed at least a dozen victims over the past two years — and the industry wants to see more.
A Denver-bound bus rammed into an overturned semitrailer on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska early Thursday morning, injuring more than 30 people aboard, officials said.
"The industry as a whole is a very safe industry," said Dan Ronan of the Washington, D.C.,-based group. "There are only a handful of accidents every year. Comparatively speaking, we're the safest form of surface transportation."
"The industry as a whole is a very safe industry," said Dan Ronan of the Washington, D.C., group. "There are only a handful of accidents every year. Comparatively speaking, we're the safest form of surface transportation."