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MBTA tightens cell phone rules for bus, train operators

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The MBTA is taking a hard line against their drivers using cell phones.

Monday they announced that any bus or train operator caught with a cell phone in their possession will be fired automatically.

The new policy is believed to be the toughest in the country,

The upgraded terms come one month after a driver in Newton is accused of nearly driving off the side of a bridge while on her cell phone.

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