Federal officials nix Fung Wah’s bid to resume bus service

Fung Wah provided service between Boston and New York.
Fung Wah provided service between Boston and New York.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

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Federal regulators have denied Fung Wah’s request to resume operations nearly a year after the Boston bus company was shut down for significant safety violations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates interstate bus travel, provided few details of why it rejected the application from Fung Wah Bus Transportation Inc., simply saying, “The company is not willing or able to comply with the safety standards we require to protect passengers, drivers and the motoring public.”

Fung Wah is appealing the decision, according to Alexander Linzer, an attorney with Freeman Lewis LLC in New York who is representing the carrier.

“Fung Wah is ready willing and able to get back on the road, and we’re confident that we’ll prevail in our appeal,” Linzer said.

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