Valdosta Daily Times

June 29, 2013

Ga. agency suspends airport bus company over crash


The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Georgia officials have suspended a company from operating shuttle buses that serve the Atlanta airport after one of its buses was in a crash that injured 17 people in May.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/14fmOxF ) the state Department of Public Safety’s decision forced MTI Limo and Shuttle Service to pull its vehicles off the road effective Thursday. The company won’t be allowed to transport passengers until it proves to state investigators its buses are safe.

Seventeen people were hurt May 24 after an MTI shuttle struck a truck trying to make a U-turn near the airport.

Officials say an inspection of MTI’s fleet after the crash found dozens of safety violations including bad brakes, bald tires and problems with emergency exits.

MTI spokeswoman Kimberly Krauter says the company will address the problems.