Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi, Jr. and MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas today announced a new "zero tolerance" cellphone policy for T drivers.
Drivers using cellphones or similar devices while operating trains or buses face dismissal on the first offense. Drivers in possession of a cellphone while on the train or bus and on duty face a 10-day suspension for the first offense and dismissal for the second offense.
Watch the announcement.
At Governor Patrick's direction, Secretary Aloisi said the Executive Office of Transportation is reviewing all safety-related policies and procedures at the state's transit authorities.