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I guess to charter a bus from another company would eat into their margin so that wouldn't make sense for them .... And would rather put people's safety at risk.

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On 11/17/2019 at 5:47 PM, Shaun said:

I guess to charter a bus from another company would eat into their margin so that wouldn't make sense for them .... And would rather put people's safety at risk.

Yes, they aren’t Jefferson Lines who regularly subcontracts runs when things go awry...

South Bend, Indiana is having its Greyhound stop relocate to the local bus station rather than the airport. 5 year lease with a set space to be renovated in the station. Miller and Barons will also move in here. 
https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/greyhound-bus-lines-relocating-to-transpo-south-street-station-in/article_0e8ec1e6-7aab-51db-ab36-3e73122a6710.html

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The Greyhound driver in the fatal 2017 wreck on highway 97 south of Kersley, British Columbia has been fined the maximum $2000 after pleading guilty to “Driving Without Due Care And Attention” which puts 6 points on his license. A trial in B.C. Supreme Court is scheduled for 2020 and 4 civil lawsuits are pending against Greyhound Canada and the driver.

https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/greyhound-driver-fined-for-fatal-crash-1.24023007

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On 11/17/2019 at 10:22 AM, Shaun said:

You would think that the DOT would lay charges if it was an accident due to lack of maintenance.

Or conduct surprise inspections to keep them compliant.

I guess it might be cheaper to pay the fine rather than to fix the bus properly? Can the mechanic be held personally liable for letting the bus on the road knowing it is unsafe? Can the supervisor or driver be charged for letting that bus go into service?

In Ontario, bus companies are regulated by CVOR.  Every time when the bus company is hit with a violation, the company loses CVOR points.  When the company hits to a certain point, they are forbidden to operate. HSR did lose the right to operate in Hamilton once.  They had to come up with plans on how to improve safety.   

 

MTO does surprise inspection on Greyhound btw.  Surprise inspections are done more frequently to the companies who have very low CVOR points.  

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The family of a man run over by a Greyhound bus that was leaving earlier than promised by the driver from a rest stop in Oregon in 2017 was awarded $18 million by a Texas jury. Read the linked article... the circumstances and the way the driver behaved is pretty incredible:

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/12/texas-jury-awards-18-million-to-parents-of-man-killed-by-greyhound-bus-in-southern-oregon.html
 

A 38-year old man died on a Greyhound bus from Chicago and was found when they arrived in Detroit:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/12/11/man-dies-bus-greyhound-station-detroit/4405668002/

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On 12/10/2019 at 7:55 PM, leylandvictory2 said:

In Ontario, bus companies are regulated by CVOR.  Every time when the bus company is hit with a violation, the company loses CVOR points.  When the company hits to a certain point, they are forbidden to operate. HSR did lose the right to operate in Hamilton once.  They had to come up with plans on how to improve safety.   

 

MTO does surprise inspection on Greyhound btw.  Surprise inspections are done more frequently to the companies who have very low CVOR points.  

Just like the trucking companies they can open up another paper company, sell the assets to the new paper company and start over with a new CVOR.

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So basically all assets are sold or transferred to ABC holding company and they take over everything with a new license. 

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2 hours ago, Shaun said:

So basically all assets are sold or transferred to ABC holding company and they take over everything with a new license. 

Happened with a charter coach provider in the GTA that i will not name.

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6 hours ago, TheAverageJoe said:

Happened with a charter coach provider in the GTA that i will not name.

GTA? Greater Toronto Area?

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