NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA says a social media photos showing a conductor allegedly let his girlfriend drive a train is “beyond egregious.”
New York City Transit Authority Interim President Craig Cipriano said the worker “betrayed the trust of New Yorkers while creating a dangerous situation.”READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
“It’s a poor reflection of the commitment displayed by tens of thousands of fellow transit workers who every day put the safety of riders first,” he said in a statement.
The incident happened last Friday on a Brooklyn-bound D train.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
Sources told CBS2 Terrell Harris’ girlfriend posted photos on Instagram showing herself behind the controls through multiple stations, leading MTA workers to contact authorities.
Cipriano said the employee has been removed from service and will no longer be allowed to drive a train.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
The agency also referred the incident to the NYPD for investigation.