Stagecoach JV hit by lawsuit over US buses

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THE NEW York attorney general has complained that Stagecoach’s tourist bus services are anti-competitive.

Twin America, a joint venture half-owned by Stagecoach, has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit brought by attorney general Eric Schneiderman and the US Department of Justice.

The lawsuit alleges that the hop-on hop-off bus tour company has raised prices 10 per cent since two firms were merged into the Twin America company.

Schneiderman said: “The iconic double-decker Gray Line and City Sights buses are seen all over New York City but few people know they are a monopoly that has led to higher prices and less competition. Visitors to New York deserve better.”

Stagecoach said it “fundamentally disagrees with the allegations”.