Feds ban Ore. bus company over safety failings

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has obtained a temporary restraining order against an Oregon bus company that it says allowed drivers without proper licensing or drug and alcohol testing to drive its buses.

The directive from the transportation department comes after surprise inspections in August found the safety failings.

The inspection also found the company failed to regularly inspect its vehicles and ensure that its drivers are medically qualified. The company was ordered to immediately stop operating its fleet of 11 vehicles.

On Nov. 10, another inspection found that the company was still operating and obtained the restraining order on Tuesday.