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MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

Posted on June 19, 2014

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BOSTON — Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) bus drivers and train conductors can now be fired for simply bringing a cell phone to work, according to a new policy that transit officials say is the toughest of its kind in the nation, Reuters reported.

The rule was announced by the MBTA on Monday a month after a public bus driver who police said was holding a cell phone crashed in a Boston suburb and injured several people, according to the report.

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