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Bus company serving UMass-Boston has interstate authority revoked

Crystal Transport is still operating service in-state, including between the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Crystal Transport is still operating service in-state, including between the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the University of Massachusetts Boston.John Blanding/Globe Staff

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The Boston charter bus company Crystal Transport Inc. has been by ordered by federal authorities not to operate over state lines after failing a recent investigation that revealed multiple safety issues, including drivers who had tested positive for drugs or alcohol and continued to transport passengers.

The carrier is still operating locally, shuttling University of Massachusetts Boston students between campus and the JFK/UMass T station, but will be shut down completely March 29 unless the company can prove it has taken the required steps to improve its safety rating.

The carrier, which operates 44 buses, was not found by federal investigators to be an “imminent hazard” to the public, a determination that grounds a fleet immediately.

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