Double Happiness, a bus company that runs services from cities along the East Coast to New York City, has caused anything but happiness for federal agencies.
The Pennsylvania-based company has ignored several orders by the Department of Transportation to shut down operations after inspectors found multiple violations, including vehicle maintenance and drug and alcohol testing rules.
The DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration originally ordered the company to shut down on Dec. 23, after the company failed its inspection. However, when investigators discovered soon after that the company was still operating trips and selling tickets in violation of the order, the safety agency issued a cease-and-desist order on Jan. 5.
That didn't stop the company, though. Over the past two weeks the company has still been operating trips from Albany to New York City.
In response to this discovery, a federal judge issued a restraining order against the company this week, prohibiting the company from operating interstate bus service.
Double Happiness runs service from Albany, Baltimore and Wilmington, DE, to New York City and has a base office in Chinatown.