NY1 At 20: 2000 Report Follows Tour Bus Company's Safety Shutdown
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As NY1 revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter Arthur Chi'en's June 27, 2000 coverage of the controversy surrounding New York Apple Tours, the double-decker tour bus company that was caught lying about the age of its fleet to skirt emission laws and employing unlicensed drivers, one of whom was operating a bus that struck and killed a Manhattan man.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: New York Apple Tours did return to the roadways. However, only eight months later the company went out of business, citing the hardships from having to pay millions of dollars in fines for its transgressions.