United States Transit Funding, Inc. Helps
Boston-Based Crystal Transport Resume Operations
USTF Launches Corporate Website Re-Design As Well
Boston, Massachusetts – Crystal Transport, Inc. has been granted authority to operate by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under a consent agreement permitting the Boston-based transportation provider to resume transportation and transit operations.
Under today’s consent agreement signed between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Crystal Transport, the Boston-based transit and transportation provider has been able to resume operations.
“We are very thankful for all of our loyal customers that have stuck by us”, said Linda Carroll, President of Crystal Transport, which employs nearly 75 staff members. “We promise to deliver our mission of being Crystal Clean and adhering to the FMCSA regulations.”
Crystal Transport has already begun completing FMCSA reporting requirements, with the support of United States Transit Funding, Inc., by providing necessary documentation including a regular reporting of all of the necessary compliance items to ensure it is following federal regulations governing passenger safety and organizational standards for managerial oversight.
Crystal Transport has been in business for over 30 years and provides a diverse array of transportation options including transit operations and charter services.
“We are up and running and we thank you for your support. We are happy to be back and to service you. We have never forgotten the value of your business and we cannot thank you enough for your support in the past month and over the past 30 years”, said Carroll.
“We have never forgotten the allegiance on both sides and you can be rest assured that we are absolutely on top of everything to meet your needs in compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.”
As a part of the enhanced reporting and management services following the consent order, the Crystal Transport has engaged United States Transit Funding, Inc. in order to assist the company with each of their FMCSA and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Public Utility (DPU) requirements in addition to two other New England-based companies: LRGHealthcare and MC-Compliance Services.
“We are pleased with todays’ outcome and are looking forward to our continued work with Crystal Transport in order to ensure the entire team continues to follow FMCSA regulations, to fulfill the reporting requirements needed and assist the entire team with its business operations and strategies,” said Barry Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of United States Transit Funding.
“We (United States Transit Funding and Crystal Transport) have a lot of work to do but I can say, over the last 60 days, considerable progress and discussion has been made and will lead to increased safety and job performance outcomes for consumers.”
As a part of the requirements needed for Crystal Transport to receive a consent agreement, federal authorities and staff at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DPU re-evaluated the operability of its bus units as well as its paperwork and safety management plans in April 2014.
“Over the last 60 days, we have been working hand-in-hand with state and federal authorities to ensure Crystal Transport, Inc. provides daily operations in order to follow each of the regulations covered under 49 CFR Parts 300-399”, added Lewis.
“We look forward to a new and reinvigorated relationship on a state and federal level while Crystal Transport completes necessary steps to ensure its requirements for consumer safety.”
Among the plans Crystal Transport is planning to complete includes the implementation of “eLogs” to ensure federal compliance of hours of duty and hours of service from its drivers while having a transparent process through re-defined roles and responsibilities of its management team in advance of the final rule which is to take effect in November 2014.
United States Transit Funding, Inc. Launches Website Re-Design
Last week, United States Transit Funding launched the re-design of its website, www.transitfunding.net, in order to announce the broad base of services it provides for the public and private transportation and transit sector.
“We could not be happier with the re-design of our website,” Barry Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of United States Transit Funding said.
“Our new website encapsulates our holistic approach to the services needed for the public and private transit and transportation sector.”
United States Transit Funding, Inc. provides an array of services ranging from:
- CONTRACTUAL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
- STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATORY ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING FOR STATE AND FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GUIDANCE SUCH AS WITH THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
- ECOMMERCE AND ETICKETING WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
- TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT PLANNING
- BUSINESS MODEL AND FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING THROUGH SECURITIES EXCHANGE REGULATIONS COVERED UNDER RULE D OF SECTION 505 AND 506
“The landscape over the last few years within the transit and transportation industry has changed,” added Lewis.
“It is important for all of our clients create a climate where their business receive the value of development and comprehensive strategy while receiving the necessary guidance to ensure regulatory compliance.”
Lewis noted the current economic climate of dealing with tightening state and federal budgets coinciding with an increased backlog in physical infrastructure projects, and the continued increase in demand for all modes of public transit, public and private transportation and transit providers should consider the importance of scalability to their business model and business operations.
“Scalability is going to be a key over the next five to 10 years with the form of services that are offered,” Lewis said.
“With companies beginning to utilize data-driven transportation options, the rest of the industry will need to do its homework to ensure it meets all of the basic functions of traditional transportation and transit services while utilizing web-based and eCommerce functions in order to translate to increased and positive business outcomes of which may include capital acquisition plans involving alternative energy transportation options.”
Lewis added the scalability of business services is one of the reasons why the re-design of United States Transit Funding’s website was a priority.
“The most important thing we want to convey for any company who visits our website is we are a trusted name in this industry with an eye toward to present and the future,” Lewis said.
“Having been in this industry for the last six years, you get a complete appreciation of our client needs and what their business goals are. With that said, the Internet and mobile marketing and sales channels are here to stay while exploring the options for alternative energy products which can only increase your market presence and provide consumers with an opportunity to utilize your services.”
“One of the priorities for us to help all of our clients get locked and loaded with are eCommerce and eTicketing websites so each company captures a new market who can become a regular consumer for their services,” Lewis concluded.
“It is part and parcel of the approach we hope we are able to combine with the other services we can offer to maximize a companies’ return on investment.”