MetroAccess driver to be disciplined
5:15 p.m. Update: Spokesman David A. Smith would not disclose what type of disciplinary action MV Transportation would take. He said the company does not discuss personnel issues.
Original post: A MetroAccess driver pictured napping in a MetroAccess car in a YouTube video was on a lunch break, but he will be disciplined for sleeping in his vehicle and leaving it idling.
A spokesman for MV Transportation, the California-based company that contracts with Metro to transport the disabled, said Tuesday that all drivers have been issued a reminder that they cannot idle for more than three minutes in the District and Virginia and five minutes in Maryland unless they are picking up or dropping off a MetroAccess customer.
"Since the vehicles are marked with the name of a government service, it is better to avoid the perception and questions that are raised as in the video about whether they are on duty or not," company spokesman David A. Smith said.
-- Lisa Rein
We're awaiting information on what specific disciplinary action MV Transportation is taking.
-- Lisa Rein
| June 29, 2010; 3:43 PM ET
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