Syracuse bus company cited for maintenance standards after deadly bus crash in PA in February

A newspaper says the owner of the passenger van involved in a fatal crash in February in northeastern Pennsylvania operated vehicles that all passed inspection, but some record and maintenance issues were cited.

The Pocono Record said March public records from the New York state transportation department indicated that Universal Bus Travel of Syracuse, N.Y. was given six months to address some issues with record-keeping or compliance with maintenance standards.

A commuter van operated by the company was involved in a late February crash on I-380 near Tobyhanna that left one dead and 15 injured. The driver was charged with aggravated assault and homicide by vehicle. His attorney had questioned the maintenance of the vans and said the firm had chosen a route unfamiliar to his client.