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Windows on Some Train Cabs Covered After Engineer Caught on Video Reading Paper

Posters, including a "Today in New York" advertisement, were taped to the windows of driving cabs on some Metro-North trains Saturday

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    (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

    Days after a train engineer was suspended following being  caught on camera reading a newspaper while at the controls, some windows that look into the operators' cabs have been covered up, NBC 4 New York has found.

    Posters, including a "Today in New York" advertisement, were seen taped to the windows of some driving cabs on Metro-North trains Saturday.

    While the MTA condemns driving while distracted, MTA officials say there is nothing wrong with covering windows.

    In a statement, Metro-North said the company "does not have a policy that either prohibits or encourages train crew members from papering over or otherwise obscuring interior cab windows."

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    Days after a train engineer was suspended after he was caught on camera reading while at the controls, NBC 4 New York has found some windows looking into the operators' cab have been covered up. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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    An MTA engineer who was spotted with a covered-up window declined to speak to NBC 4 New York.

    Passengers, however, were more vocal about the wallpaper.

    "It doesn't make sense. This kind of conduct shouldn't be allowed," said commuter Teresa Kirby.

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    A viewer sent in this video of a Metro-North engineer reading a newspaper while operating a train. It happened on a morning rush-hour train to Grand Central Terminal Wednesday, June 6.
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    The MTA first came under fire on Wednesday when NBC 4 New York obtained cell phone video showing an engineer reading a newspaper as he drove a rush-hour train into Grand Central. 

    The MTA said the behavior was "obviously not acceptable."

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