Two Boston bus carriers that were shut down by federal authorities earlier this year are trying to get back on the road.
Lucky Star has spent almost $1 million upgrading its operations, its owners said, and has leased five new buses while firing four drivers who failed an English-language test. Fung Wah has sold off 10 of its oldest buses and hired a full-time safety manager.
Both carriers have hired safety consultants to oversee the reapplication process.
The companies have met all the requirements to bring their vehicles, employees, and safety management practices up to federal standards and are just waiting for the government to allow them to start carrying passengers. If approved, they could begin running buses later this fall Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.