Feds order Ga. bus service shut down for 2nd time

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 5:21 PM
Feds order Ga. bus service shut down for 2nd time

Federal regulators say they're shutting down a Georgia-based charter bus service for a second time after the company changed its name to avoid a previous closing order prompted by safety violations.

U.S. transportation regulators filed a written order Thursday for JCT Motor Coach Inc. to immediately halt operations, saying it poses an "imminent hazard." The East Point-based owns three charter buses.

Regulators say the company operated as JT's Travel and Charter until it was cited for failing to require drug testing of drivers and other violations four times between 2000 and 2009.

Officials say the company took a new name but still racked up citations for inadequate maintenance and lack of insurance.

Company manager James Turner did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.