I've said it before: safety is this Department's number one priority. And one more way DOT is ensuring the safety of Americans on the road is through our annual Passenger Carrier Safety Strike Force.
For two weeks each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) coordinates with state and local safety enforcement agencies across the country to conduct thousands of motorcoach, charter bus and other passenger carrier inspections at popular travel destinations.
It's simple, really: we think we owe it to the millions of passengers who travel on commercial buses to make sure that every bus on the road is as safe as possible.
As FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro said:
"This safety strike force allows us to reach a greater number of carriers and remove more unsafe vehicles and drivers from the road. This safety initiative is a crucial part of our efforts to prevent crashes and save lives."