Audit initiated of FMCSA’s motor coach safety program

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The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General on Wednesday, Nov. 19, announced plans to audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Motor Coach Safety Program. DOT-OIG says the objective of the audit is to determine whether FMCSA effectively implemented the program.

FMCSA’s program emphasizes conducting more compliance reviews of motor coach carriers; establishing a prioritization system for motor coach carrier compliance reviews; mandating state motor coach inspection programs; improving safety data, including a bus crash causation study; reducing motor coach fires; and expediting safety audits of new motor coach carriers.