Stagecoach tour venture set for legal battle in US

Published: 13/12/2012

Scottish transport giant Stagecoach is preparing for a lengthy legal battle in America after federal and state officials filed a lawsuit accusing its New York sightseeing joint venture of operating as a monopoly and inflating fares.

The civil suit against Twin America – which runs the Big Apple’s popular hop-on, hop-off bus tours which tour sites including the Empire State Building and Times Square – is being pursued jointly by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and New York Attorney General (NYAG).

The company is a joint venture between Stagecoach North America – which holds 60% of the economic rights – and City Sights and it began operating in March 2009.

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