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BusCon switches from Chicago to Indiana in 2014

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BusCon Expo, the most extensive gathering of private and public-sector decision makers in the bus industry for more than 17 years, will switch locations in 2014 to the Indiana Convention Center, Halls F & G, in Indianapolis, Sept. 15 to 17, 2014. In 2013, the Expo will return to Chicago’s Navy Pier Sept. 10 to 11. [Reprinted from Metro Magazine]

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com


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NYS DOT Contract Carrier Authority

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When does a bus operator require NYS DOT Contract Carrier Authority and when is it exempt? This issue has come up a lot lately, as we assist operators after they have received NOV’s from NYS DOT.

Here’s the scoop. If your contract is with a company to transport its employees from the company’s offices to another local destination, you do not need Contact Carrier Authority. It is an exempt service. If your contract is with an apartment building to transport its residents to another local destination, then you are required to obtain an NYS DOT Permit for Contract Carrier Service.

It is difficult to confuse the two types of operations, and it is well worth your while to get the necessary Permit to avoid NOV’s for illegal operations and possibly Summonses for your drivers. Potential fines and penalties, plus legal fees, make this a no brainer.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com

 

 


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US DOT Shuts Down Aisian Bus Operators

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Last May, the US DOT took the very serious step of shutting down 26 Aisian motor carriers who were considered to be “unsafe operators”, this following a series of well-publicized bus accidents in the Northeast. The companies were placed in 3 Groups and offered an ultimatum that the members of each Group consolidate into one company and present a Corrective Action Plan to explain how they would become compliant.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, however you wish to view the situation, the US DOT is not anxious to allow these companies to begin operating again because the entire matter has become a political hot potato. So, no matter what has been submitted, it has been rejected, and all the while, a good many of these companies have been forced to leave the industry because of it.

The US DOT, in trying to be careful, is operating at a sloth’s pace, and it remains to be seen whether any of the companies ever see the road again. Stay tuned for updates.

Jerry A. Casser, Esq. (Fairfield NJ Transportation attorney) www.jcasser.com


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