The closure will remove about 100 unsafe buses from the road, the Cuomo administration said. The news quickly received the support of New York Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSenate seen as starting point for Trump’s infrastructure plan Dems wait for GOP olive branch after ObamaCare debacle How Obama's White House weaponized media against Trump MORE (D), who has called for bus companies to display their safety ratings on their vehicles like restaurants currently do.
"Recent NYS bus accidents are a call to action, am working on fed steps," Schumer said in a posting on his Twitter stream Tuesday.
After a series of crashes in the Northeast this spring led to more than 20 deaths, other members of Congress have been pushing for legislation to increase bus safety. Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownOvernight Finance: Senate Dems call for investigation of acting SEC chairman | Wyden: Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties | Dems seek more money for IRS Senate Dems call for investigation of acting SEC chairman Dems wait for GOP olive branch after ObamaCare debacle MORE (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) have filed a bill to require seat belts and stronger windows on buses.
Both chambers have held hearings on bus safety recently.