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T Union Pulls Support Of Phone Ban

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The union representing MBTA drivers says it no longer supports the T's new policy banning drivers from carrying cell phones.

The T created the rule after Aiden Quinn, a 24-year-old Green Line trolley driver, ran a red light and hit another train while allegedly texting his girlfriend May 8. Quinn was fired Thursday.

The Boston Carmen's Union initially supported the idea but filed a grievance Thursday. The union has not said why.

Despite the challenge, the new rule will take effect Monday.

This program aired on May 15, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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