Pa. bus firm in deadly NJ crash is taken off road

March 30, 2011 5:46:27 PM PDT
A Pennsylvania bus company involved in a deadly New Jersey crash has been taken off the road.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken away permission for Super Luxury Tours Inc. to operate.

New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg said at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington that Super Luxury's safety record is in the bottom 1 percent of motor coach companies.

A bus operated by the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., company crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike on March 14. The driver and a passenger died.

The crash happened just days after a bus heading from Connecticut to New York crashed and killed 15 people. A bus safety bill has been introduced in the Senate.

A lawyer for Super Luxury hasn't returned a message seeking comment.