February 22, 2018

Bus company involved in Oregon crash kept ‘satisfactory’ safety rating in B.C.

The Coquitlam bus company involved in a deadly crash in Oregon 10 days ago has a “satisfactory” safety rating in B.C.

This, after the U.S. Department of Transportation banned Mi Joo Travel from operating in that country.

U.S. officials say Mi Joo had allowed the driver involved in the crash to stay on the road despite having been at the wheel well beyond the 70-hour maximum.

Here in B.C., provincial officials say Mi Joo has kept its satisfactory safety rating for the past three years.

During that time, it was issued three violation tickets and two red-light camera tickets.

No other information was provided because of privacy.

The company itself has yet to comment publicly on the crash that killed nine people and injured 39 others.

A voicemail message and note posted on the door of its Vancouver office says it’s temporarily closed, and offers sympathy to the victims’ families.

According to its business licence, its owner is Ik-Kyu “Edward” Jang.

CKNW Vancouver News

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