MDOT: Lansing Party Bus operated unlicensed for more than a year
LansingParty.com, LLC, better known as Lansing Party Bus, operated uninsured and unlicensed for more than a year, according to Michael Frezell, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation, or MDOT.
The company’s insurance expired on Sept. 1, 2016, and MDOT revoked their operating authority on Sept. 14, 2016.
“It’s kind of interesting because the owner of the company, even though we had revoked their operating authority, he then sent in a request for a voluntary revocation on Dec. 20, 2016,” Frezell said. “I don’t understand why he did it.”
In the request, LansingParty.com, LLC, owner Chris Staggs said ‘insurance monopoly tripled rates and has us running in circles for four months now.’
Staggs requested a refund of the $300 application fee, which he was not granted, Frezell said.
“He requested regulation regarding insurance companies, which is something we can’t do,” Frezell said. “So it was already revoked by us and then he submitted this request so it came afterwards.”
The company is still unregistered through MDOT, Frezell said.
On Oct. 14, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office towed and impounded the company’s buses because they were unregistered, and the case is under investigation.
At least one of the buses that was impounded is being held at American Towing in Lansing.
In a press release LansingParty.com, LLC, alleges that impounding the buses is a form of harassment and the company will be taking legal action.
Staggs did not respond to request for comment.