Ga. lacks forces to monitor bus companies

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 1:53 PM
Last updated 8:32 PM
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ATLANTA – Georgia has only five people to regulate companies like the charter bus service involved in last weekend's crash in Henry County and the state had no officers to enforce an order telling that company to stop operations.

The Georgia Public Service Commission is responsible for certifying bus companies and other transport services in the state. But the agency has only a handful of people for that job and no officers to enforce its orders.

Georgia PSC officials acknowledge the company operating the bus carrying Morehouse band members was not supposed to have vehicles on the road.

The bus rolled over along Interstate 75 south of Atlanta on Oct. 31.

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