Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered Fung Wah Bus, the beloved/hated most notorious of the Boston-to-NYC Chinatown lines, to take each its 28 coaches off the road and out of commissioned until they can pass “thorough and detailed safety inspections by qualified inspectors.” Fung Wah’s temporary demise comes after a string of shutdowns of similar shady bus lines last summer.

Depending on your disposition, if you’re a frequent Boston commuter, you’ll either be ecstatic about or deeply saddened by this news. I, for one, have always been more of a Lucky Star man.