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April 17, 2019
KCC offers tips on what to look for when hiring a limo or bus service
Limousines and party buses are popular modes of transportation for proms, weddings and other special events. If your spring or summer plans call for limo or bus transportation, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) encourages you to do a little research before booking.
The KCC, the agency that regulates motor carriers in the state, recommends that you check to be sure the transportation company you are considering has operating authority. That means they meet the applicable federal and state requirements for safety, insurance, operations and driver training. Services operating within the state are also required to file their current tariffs or rates with the KCC. Those can be found on the KCC’s website.
“Planning your next limousine, party bus or charter bus trip is an important decision. Take a moment to ensure the company you select has the appropriate State and/or Federal operating authority and a safe operating history. Looking before you book will help you have a safe and satisfying experience,” said Mike Hoeme, KCC Transportation Director.
There are several places to obtain more information about passenger carriers. Here are a few helpful links:
Find rates - http://kcc.ks.gov/transportation/transportation-quick-links/passenger-tariffs
Check safety record - https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/ (see company snapshot)
Verify Insurance coverage - https://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/LIVIEW/pkg_carrquery.prc_carrlist
Passenger carrier and bus safety information - https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/passenger-safety/passenger-carrier-and-bus-safety