A bus crash in Texas has prompted two lawmakers to call on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass a motorcoach safety bill when Congress reconvenes in September.
Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison and Ohio Democrat Sherrod (SHAR'-ud) Brown introduced the measure last year after five baseball players from Bluffton University in Ohio were killed in an Atlanta bus crash.
The legislation would require the Transportation Department to upgrade federal safety standards for motorcoaches, including requiring seat belts.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Lawmakers call for bus safety legislation
In the aftermath of Friday's bus crash that killed 17 people headed for the annual Marian Days observance in Carthage, two U. S. Senators are calling for bus safety legislation: