Transit agency punishes bus driver who read on job

Stock Photo - Bus
Stock Photo - Bus

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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