Intercity Buses Curbed on the LES Last Night as Safety Crackdown Continues

East Broadway and Rutgers streets; November 27, 2011, 10:15 p.m.

A TLD tipster drew our attention last night to the intersection of East Broadway and Rutgers street. He told us a commuter tour bus had been “pulled over and taken out of commission.” As passengers unloaded, he said, the bus remained idling (for 10 minutes or so) and it blocked the pedestrian crosswalk.

We arrived on the scene shortly after 10 p.m.  Inspectors from the State Department of Transportation were there, telling passengers that the bus would not be going anywhere for at least eight hours.  There was a sticker on the windshield that read, “this vehicle may not be operated by anyone who is not in compliance with all hours of service criteria.”