Fung Wah's founder, Pei Lin Liang, has informed NYC that unable to continue operation of the business and is officially shutting down.
The Globe reports it may be the end of the road for Fung Wah - before it even comes back - because it can't find a place for its buses to go in Boston
Reason reports the bus line is back from the dead and getting ready to ferry people between New York and Boston again.
It's by the New Yorker, but, still, this deserves to be some sort of Official Song of the Commonwealth, no?
Pedestrian killed when a dump truck plowed into a Fung Wah bus in New York's Chinatown this morning.
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ordered Fung Wah to pay a blind couple $60,000 for refusing to let the pair and their guide dog travel to New York.
The commission also ordered the bus line to train its employees about Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws, in a ruling on a complaint brought by the state Attorney General's office on behalf of the couple.
When one of the state troopers who had pulled over Spatch's Fung Wash bus from New York yelled at the driver, repeatedly, to stay in his lane and stop swerving, Spatch figured something was up:
... [A]fter the police let us go and we painfully crawled up to speed in the right-hand lane (ignoring the policeman's last instruction to "drive up to speed on the breakdown lane and then carefully merge into traffic") the driver turned off the heat and opened his driver's side window wide open. The rush of cold air was exhilirating all the way back where we were.
... What do you expect when you only pay $15 for a trip to New York? For that money, they can barely buy diesel, let alone maintain the bus. Note that the driver apparently doesn't speak English (or wasn't willing to) and did not communicate the need to evacuate the bus - passengers did. ...
Tim reports he was cut off twice by the same Fung Wah bus on I-93 north:
... The first time it pushed itself into the right lane near Morrissey Boulevard, and later near the Dorchester Yacht Club, it pushed its way back into the center right lane. ...