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Fung Wah: Chinese For Bus On Fire....

Feb 27, 2013|

Fung Wah Bus, the bus line that lets you ride Boston to New York for $15, has been ordered shut down for safety reasons. Howie says Fung Wah stands for bus on fire..Howie asked listeners to call in with Fung Wah stories.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Soon the loyal customers of foreign law. Which virtually invented cut rate no rules bus service between Boston and New York may be facing too many troubles to keep. Say they'd -- -- law. Last Tuesday night Fung law posted a sign of itself station Boris sync service was being suspended for boss repairs. That would came just hours after the bust line was poll that it was in danger of being kicked out of south station. Yesterday Massachusetts transportation officials sent. -- law a cease and desist order preventing it from operating out of its box itself stations along as the company's owned fleet of buses as round. Federal regulators have ordered one -- to remove all 48 of its buses. For service earlier this week after inspectors found cracks in the frames of some of the vehicles. Should always. Take a trip down memory lane many of us who write the turnpike and can remember some of these sentiments. Last week one of its buses hit two pedestrians in Manhattan in 2007 -- phone while boss crashed into a guardrail with the Altman -- polls. Another role while rounding and interstate ramp in 2006 slightly injuring 34 passengers. While in 2005 -- phone while boss caught fire. Highway in Connecticut in these some of suggested that the -- law is actually Chinese. That's why. If you ever written -- law have are you gonna miss -- law. I tell you like I said the other day when of this this this story began unfolding -- phone wise today is is in its own. Weird way -- legend in Boston considered and -- more than one occasion in my I've always been afraid Malaga to go up and I've -- I've never done it. Yeah it's it's only fifteen -- well mean that I mean how can you beat that. Fifteen box. To go for fast right to New York. When people ride Fung why you know it's probably not the safest. Probably not the safest said Victor. Coke cola 32 of experience he waited at south station for the 3 PM Fung -- boss but it's a matter of timeliness affordability urgency they get -- where you're going so you'd take your chances. -- they get to where you're going unless they don't get you where -- going you know I mean I can't tell you how many times I've seen -- while by the side of the -- I mean that's another I mean may be may be in Cantonese that means -- one means bus on fire but in Mandarin and Fung Wong may mean. -- on side of road. You know because I often see -- the side of the road and you know I know their -- and other another bunch of these buses around there's ball. May go boss. I think doesn't -- have by about Wi-Fi on it I think my -- my kids took ball down to New York City -- recently and that. That the Wi-Fi wasn't working in that specifically why she decided to go -- So are you gonna miss are you gonna miss farm wide looks like it's the last roundup for -- law. One -- who -- was going for the land of its ancestors apparently it it appears in the of these are there any new developments this afternoon has the no no new developments. The the state has issued the biggest nastiest the cease and desist order still stands. 1877469432. To your memories of -- -- one boss it be wise have you ever run written on it. You know what if it's a -- is actually ran in the didn't breakdown in the they didn't have all these problems I mean we it would be it would be. In incredible success story. But. It's a mess. It's -- I mean how can you take the that was -- joke you know 12128. Of them on one bosses on the service and that joke was. Why didn't they take the other seven buses out of service. Because they were on fire. That's a joke that's a joke. John you're next with Howie Carr go ahead John. Alia upon our experience yes. I -- -- New York look at or stops Michigan opera content with cancer and for a lower on the tree and some guy comes in and out. He -- can you tell me entry goes up pressure. -- and we -- on the outlaw all want you know. What. What does it smell like John that the in the phone -- boss. He's gone billiard next with how we cargo ahead bill. And of course. Do -- speak a little that our current Connecticut. And -- swerving back and forth. And and we're sitting pretty close and my girlfriend determined. -- following week. You know wake up wake up -- by the way because I can't speak 11. Word she's you know. So. System and so looking at my girlfriend like she's -- -- She is being rude to. Chinese man. And that's so finally. I mean the cars swerving all over and he is following -- he's driving it as I was close. So she really she really did a good thing she calls calls the -- lol yeah. And aren't told. Hold them over and talk to them and everything -- you know welcomed. And and I gave them a warning at all in this and peace and basically was safe so that Russell right. But I mean that the worst thing about the front lines -- drivers. I mean no worse in the boxes. -- -- I don't I don't know I mean all do I think I never see the drivers like to see the buses pulled off by the side of the road and smoke coming out of the back her you know some really flat tire on. Well what do drivers don't speak English I mean -- -- you know and and that might -- This kind of actually for a period of time what is. You know it was it was a really scared. You are never never went back and yes and bill. Schneider thanks for the call 18774694322. It's the I want Fong won the depth pool I took -- moi boss it's like Chinese food but I got again. -- let's see -- they cease and desist phone while but Tim Murray still drives. But you know what that's a that's a good point I mean how does how does phone -- and driven off the road but Tim Murray still -- a driver's license. Chuck you're next with Howie -- go ahead -- I don't. Site I just a quick up on what story had no one goes brush fires on the turnpike. The driver jumped out of the bus ran across the highway jumped over the got -- took off a ticket to chase him down. I think I remember. So what -- outcry over that the drivers might be more of a problem in the equipment that could be true. Thanks public call -- 1877469432218774694322. Whoa boy. Let's see here Tim you're next with how we cargo ahead -- -- the only thing I'm not gonna miss about -- lies that Baghdad. If they're off the road it means I'm gonna get the places moron tying them not because. You guys like this they're broken down but there have been at least three had been I remember any of the entire -- -- I especially. I remember Auburn. Always come up but now on the map spike in I would just I got trapped excel in all but nightmare it get -- Whenever I see a fun walk coming up on me or I'm coming up on a phone walk I give -- a really wide birth to him. You know why does -- you'll never you you don't know what's gonna happen when you're when you're along side of a fun -- box there yet. Now I get a lot of -- -- -- and lesbian and away only because I don't wanna be under it -- let. Our crashes are aren't -- whatever gonna do out. Thanks for the call them 1877469432218774694322. They have to do they have Wi-Fi on this -- do enough of white fire is at the bolt -- that has I'll come up our biggest ball that has -- Wi-Fi I'm pretty sure Carolyn how might my daughter wanted to go to went down to New York one -- to see a Broadway play air or aunt or something like that. And she went down on bolt and think -- -- you know should read that it was a that they had Wi-Fi and she could you know play around with a computer world and all the way down minute that it didn't work. I don't think she's ever been on -- while ago. 18774694322. You know it's it's kind of one of those things that you know it sees you know we talk of people talk about it I -- bite I for people talk about it down in Florida about the Fung wah bus fungus and 23 years from now. You know the -- people will be like cocktail party you know middle aged -- -- -- -- reform while Boston and everybody -- story to tell. Kerry here next with how we cargo ahead carry. Now Mario. I actually took the the unblocked -- twice and I lived to help stay selfish but. They were very nice and land at the second time we quit when we were supposed to depart from. Market are we got there early and Atlantis cannot allow it's early. Early hours early so we -- -- so we can get. -- -- You know they'll hurt the -- but I I and that they had department -- I would never take the armoire and -- Christians could sleep but a ball. Yet when you when you hear when you hear a story on you know on -- -- on the traffic reports like you know twice in a weaker three times a month I mean I could see what are your parent would -- a little while a little concerned about you being on the bus. I thanks for the call Kerry won 8774694322187746943. To proceed tiger's people using it as good as over who's getting -- water for letting the illegal aliens go orally. Well -- you know obligated again you can't really blame -- she -- on wall the ice people because they were just following orders. 18774694322. What a hellish mother Jones I've I've honestly never heard of it. It's it's a it's a radical a magazine it used to be big in the seventies I thought I IE -- Be honest with -- at -- gone out of business about thirty years ago it's but it still around apparently maybe it's just one of these. Internet only rags like like Newsweek or rock or US news and world report but the but Concord Monitor is reading it by god. 1877469432218774694322. Fund lost slogan we take you to -- for. -- and but but but. Cameron you're next with how we cargo ahead Cameron. Are you my captain. I had a friend on the phone why you're going down and that bus driver was going crazy like start freaking -- -- Africa -- The couple on the ball and Eric Cohen announced that the guy dedicate to a girlfriend well well I was screaming cried so much that. Oh -- on the spot to -- and her down then got a crying even more because it ought to ought to follow Obama. What I want wanna know why it was the bus driver going crazy. It was de escalate our mile an hour of the spots that rock and going between lane and general there was. Any more excused I wanna -- all the entire sort that some. Probably wanna get to Atlantic City for the you know to make two would get to the casinos before they. Before they closed for the evening if they do close thanks for the call Cameron. 603 any truth to the rumor tiny memory was interviewing at the -- was a driver when this devastating news broke. 18774694322187. Greyhound is only twenty dollars to New York City that's pretty that's pretty good. -- fun while was spun at the beginning they would email you an hour before departure and tell you -- to clutch catch the bus. Fun law means China win it has no Wi-Fi but it is fun. What is the Fung wah bus all of -- guys from New Hampshire. But phone while buses this it's now it's -- it it it has indeed or did become -- may -- speak of in the past tense it became a legendary boss. Bosh. Company in the in Boston. Did Boston to new York and I was known for Raleigh all with the bosses were known for all was breaking down Earl was getting in accidents -- always there was trouble but it was probably fifteen box. So was extremely popular expression with students and and young people you know focus I mean -- who could. Who couldn't get to New York for fifteen box. But you know again it's it was -- it was a it was almost a white knuckle ride. Rob your -- with how we cargo ahead rob. Comment on the drivers what where I grew up in the big news program out of that -- button on the active. There -- good and -- pitching going back from Anwar possibly England and brought. Trip to the business. Only they want me they said 21 of the 28 were were were effective right I mean that's not exactly a secret is that. Karma owed absolutely not but it I want -- Their equipment supposedly they let them every week there were a bit. -- here speaking out and not been able but the putting the ball. Back. Yeah I mean -- you know for once I'm not I'm not opposed to war big government that stepping in here and keeping a close eye on on a private the private private industry. Thanks for the call -- Victoria your next with Howie Carr go ahead Victoria. Well I I I like -- CNN. Infected Greyhound -- I've taken unlawful. 2000 and I like it very much yet they've been a few incidents but I guess I've been lucky. The Greyhound and a lot of thought they'd live to one -- And they don't they have a very poor stay -- lot of long line. I mean don't -- buss has kind of list to one side. -- David Greyhound they sometimes they had to check. Stop the ride and -- you waited and waited for another spot. Hold all the thanks for the call Victoria we're gonna take a break from how we card. -- -- -- -- formula seventh seventh -- Boston's only problem. On what was the drivers were unionized sadly one they should put solar panels on the buses and get a big subsidy from the ball on the Obama. That's a really. -- how we car.