By Keith Laing - 06/10/11 04:09 PM EDT
Mica said Friday that bus transportation was safe, but it was time for the House to take a look at the issue too.
“Bus transportation is one of our safest modes of travel, but we must ensure that our federal safety laws are effectively enforced, particularly to prevent continued operations by bad actors in the industry,” Mica said in a statement. “This hearing will help inform the committee as it continues to develop a multi-year reauthorization of transportation programs, including our highway safety programs.”
The hearing is supported by the ranking Democrat on the panel, Rep. Nick RahallNick RahallWest Virginia is no longer Clinton country Solution needed: Rail congestion is stifling economic growth Lobbying World MORE (W.Va). The West Virginia Democrat said in a statement that "unsafe bus companies have no business operating on our roads and putting the traveling public at risk.”
The hearing is scheduled for June 13 at 2:30 p.m.