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New crackdowns on low cost tour bus companies don't seem to be putting a dent in customer confidence.
But now elected officials are pushing for tighter regulations.
Of this growing industry.
Discount -- tour bus companies like this one are doing a booming business.
Federal regulators estimate that there are more than 100 operators in the city and they carry tens of thousands of passengers each month safety is not the selling point.
Despite last weekend's bus crash in the Bronx -- killed fifteen people.
What's -- -- passengers as the low cost how low this mother from Boston says -- twenty dollar cab ride to get to the curbside pickup spot.
Cost more than a fifteen dollar to.
Boston -- -- in some things just haven't made it.
And my -- is bigger problem right now but we -- the -- here but -- was have overbooked.
After the deadly bus crash a picture emerged of -- driver who should never have been behind the wheel in the first place.
Random stops things this week by local and state agencies so that problems -- driver qualifications and safety violations may be widespread.
The Associated Press reports that a fourteen buses stopped in Manhattan on Friday.
All fourteen had to be taken out of service.
Eight -- in such bad shape that they had to be towed away.
And 54 criminal summonses were issued senator Charles Schumer says the random stops -- a much bigger danger.
I am asking New York State's department of vehicles to begin a complete and thorough audit.
Of the driver's licenses for every operator of these curbside discount tour -- Senator Schumer has also asked the NTSB to conduct a full review of their bus safety requirements.
And he's working with senator Kirsten Gillibrand a new legislation.
That would make buses safer for the growing number of people who use them.
In Chinatown I'm Lisa Evers Fox 5 News.
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