Discount buses' safety ratings should be easy to understand - and right out there for customers to see at ticket booths and in bus windows, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.Oh, so now it's so-called wheat, eh, Chuckie?
He called on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to assess bus companies' safety records with a system of letter grades - like the one that gauges hygiene at city restaurants.
"This is a classic American way to get better bus safety," said Schumer (D-N.Y.), who predicted that bus companies with low grades would strive to improve their safety records to compete with "A"-grade bus lines.
"Why can't we separate the so-called wheat from the chaff?" Schumer said outside the Fung Wah Bus ticket booth on Canal St. in Chinatown.
Thanks now to the ubiquitous presence of America's gadfly, people taking discount bus rides will breathe a little easier. A grateful nation thanks you, Chuckie.
Schumer also today accused the GOP of not wanting the economy to grow, because they obviously are thrilled to be mired in the dreadful Obama economy. Yes, Chuck, we want more people out of work. That's always helpful.