June 19, 2014

MBTA to fire drivers found carrying cell phones

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Photo by Grk1011
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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  • Wanda Johnson[ June 21th, 2014 @ 9:41am ]

    If this rule stands the test, MBTA had better have every single radio in every single bus ALWAYS working. If not, driver should "down the coach" due to defective safety equipment.

  • KEITH CHARLES EDWARDS[ June 21th, 2014 @ 11:49am ]

    If this is what it takes, then... Shame to treat them like children. Either, leave it at home or talk at the end of the line away from you bus. These gadgets have cost many jobs and lives. For what? Over a pizza, a constipated child, girl or boy friend, sports scores? When these things became widely available, every operating transport worker was tallking while performing their tasks, on buses, trains. It caught up with them.

  • KEITH CHARLES EDWARDS[ June 21th, 2014 @ 11:51am ]

    Unreasonable search and seizure.

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