United States Transit Funding, Inc.

Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. Granted Interstate Operating Authority by FMCSA

Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. & United States Transit Funding, Inc. – Press Release

December 17th, 2014

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Barry Lewis, Spokesperson for Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc.
(712) 221-4095 – Direct Line
barrylewis@epassenger.net – email

Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. Granted Interstate Operating Authority by FMCSA

Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. has recently executed an agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to resume interstate operations after a 22-month hiatus dating back to February of 2013.

“We are working diligently to resume safe, effective and affordable passenger transportation service between New York and Boston,” said Mr. Pei Lin Liang, President of Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc.

“We want to thank the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the state and local authorities that have worked with us to allow Fung Wah to resume operations,” said Mr. Liang. “We also want to thank the elected officials in New York and Massachusetts who assisted Fung Wah in this process.”

Historically, Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc. has provided safe and affordable transportation between New York City and Boston.

“We are in the process of working with federal, state and local authorities to demonstrate that a new page has been turned,” Mr. Liang said. “We understand that the bar is high for our company and we are excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate that we can operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.”

The steps Fung Wah is taking include:

  • A thorough review and inspection of Fung Wah buses
  • Installing electronic monitoring systems on its buses to ensure accurate record-keeping
  • Hiring employees that meet the standards called for its in November 17th, 2014 agreement

The development and execution of the November 17th, 2014 agreement with the FMCSA was led by Freeman Lewis LLP, a New York-based law firm, and United States Transit Funding, Inc. which provides an array of products and services for the public and private passenger transportation and transit industry, including state and federal regulatory advisory services.

“We are very pleased that Fung Wah will now be able to resume providing safe, affordable and reliable transportation,” said Alexander Linzer, counsel for Fung Wah Bus Transportation and an attorney with Freeman Lewis LLP.

Barry Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of United States Transit Funding, Inc. added that this is a significant milestone.

“We are hopeful that our coordinated and continued work, skill and level of effort demonstrate Fung Wah Bus Transportation’s intent, willingness, and ability to comply with public, state and federal regulations,” Lewis said.

“This agreement was the result of the FMCSA and the leadership team of Fung Wah Bus Transportation working together to ensure that we were afforded due process,” Lewis added. “We hope that the Fung Wah Bus Transportation case is also going to be a model on how the FMCSA and private companies can work together going forward.”

 

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