WAYNE, New Jersey (AP) – New Jersey’s transit agency has disciplined a bus driver who was caught reading while he drove in stop-and-go traffic on a highway this week.
New Jersey Transit declined to provide specific details of the punishment it issued Wednesday afternoon.
Agency officials also declined further comment on the matter, saying it was a “personnel matter.”
The driver’s name also was not released.
A passenger had photographed the driver Tuesday while the bus was on Interstate 80 in Wayne.
The commuter told WCBS-TV that the driver first read a pamphlet, then put a book on the steering wheel.
The woman said the bus was moving slowly and once traffic cleared and he accelerated, he put the book down.