FMCSA creates webpage specific to interstate passenger carriers

Agency’s online resource offers clarification on key points

Posted January 12, 2017

A new online resource page, “Understanding Passenger Carrier Regulations,” has been constructed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to assist those parties transporting passengers in interstate commerce.

Organizations and businesses that transport passengers will now receive clarification on existing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), as well as requirements that have been changed over the years through legislation, rulemaking, and litigation. The regulatory guidance will aid passenger carriers in determining:

  • USDOT operating authority registration requirements,
  • Minimum levels of financial responsibility, and
  • Applicability of safety and commercial regulations.

According to FMCSA, the webpage will assist hotel shuttle services, employer-related services, education-related institutions, and faith-based organizations. In addition, FMCSA is offering guidance to those offering transportation services to individuals that use multiple transportation modes. For example, a passenger may arrive by plane or train and then take a shuttle van to an interstate bus or motorcoach.

FMCSA Compliance Manual For Passenger CarriersJ. J. Keller's FMCSA Compliance Manual For Passenger Carriers provides comprehensive information regarding FMCSRs specific to passenger-carrying vehicles.


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