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Fung Wah Takes Almost All Its Buses Off the Road

Fung Wah pulled 21 of its 28 buses from service on Monday after state inspectors in Massachusetts found numerous safety hazards, including cracks in the frames. But you can still get to Boston for $15, the Globe reports, as the discount bus company hired charters to fill in on its routes. If the inspectors with Massachusetts State Police and the state's Department of Public Utilities have their way, however, the federal government will declare the company an "imminent hazard," which My Fox Boston reports would "essentially shut down the operation."

Given the littany of safety violations, DPU Chairwoman Ann Berwick may have a point with her assertion that Fung Wah "is currently incapable of maintaining a fleet of motor coaches." In addition to cracks in the frames of six buses, inspectors found transmission and oil leaks, at least one faulty air bag, loose seats, and incomplete welds on some previously identified cracks, Fox and Pix11 reported. So yeah, those charters are probably a good idea for right now.

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