MTA Bus Driver Suspended for Texting While Driving

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    The MTA has suspended a bus driver after a passenger caught him on video texting while driving his bus on the New Jersey Turnpike this week.

    The MTA said the driver, whose name was not released, is suspended for 20 days. He has been a bus driver since 1993.

    "We have an absolute zero tolerance policy when it comes to texting while driving and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against any driver caught engaging in this activity," the MTA said.

    The Staten Island Advance said a reader gave the paper the 37-second video she shot on the X22a express bus from Manhattan to Staten Island Wednesday during a rainstorm.

    "Initially, I thought he was sleeping," the reader said. "Then I saw he was texting.

    The Advance said the woman confronted the driver but got no response.

    She said the texting began around the Lincoln Tunnel and continued for much of the trip.