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Another Company Seeks Permit For Bus Stop Used By Operator in Fatal Crash

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3's transportation committee will consider an application from an additional bus operator seeking to use a curbside location at 59 Canal St., between Allen and Orchard streets. If approved, the company, LX Transportation LLC,...

Five Killed in Pennsylvania Bus Crash; Operator Uses Lower East Side Curbside Location

A tour bus crashed early this morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, killing 5 people and sending 60 others to area hospitals. The company running the New York-Ohio discount service operates from a curbside...

Schumer Demands Enforcement of Law Mandating Intercity Bus Safety Ratings

After a deadly intercity bus crash in Queens last month, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the federal government to fully implement a bus safety ratings system.

CB3 Panel Pushes Back Against Yep Lawsuit, Temporary Bus Permit

Community Board 3's transportation committee last week approved a strongly worded resolution in response to a federal lawsuit by Yep Tours, Inc. against the City of New York.

Yep Lawsuit: New York City Bus Permit Law is Unconstitutional

Federal lawsuit could threaten state law.

In Reversal, City Grants Six-Month Permit For Yep Tours on Pike Street (Updated)

There's a new development in the long, strange battle between Yep Tours, a Chinatown bus operator, and the Lower East Side community.

NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot

Earlier this week, city officials finally succeeded in putting some teeth in the state's intercity bus law. This was the scene on Pike Street Wednesday evening.

CB3 Set to Reject “Yep Tours” Bus Permit. Will the City’s DOT Agree?

It will soon be up to the city's Department of Transportation to decide whether Yep Tours' bad behavior on the Lower East Side will be rewarded.

(Petition) Block Yep Tours’ Latest Bid For Pike Street Bus Stop

Community organizers have started an online petition in their campaign to stop Yep Tours, a rogue Chinatown bus company, from obtaining a permit at 2 Pike St.

Yep Tours/Focus Travel Travails: Driver arrested For Alleged DUI

More trouble for Focus Travel/Yep Tours. The Chinatown bus company faces new questions this morning after a driver was arrested for suspected DUI  in Pennsylvania. On Saturday evening, the bus was traveling from Philadelphia to Manhattan's Chinatown on I-95. According...
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