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Color blind MTA bus driver fights to get back behind wheel

A bus driver who was taken off the road for being color blind is fighting to get back behind the wheel.

Jose Cruz, a veteran MTA bus driver, wants to take a road test to demonstrate he can maneuver through the city safely.

But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says Cruz is better suited for his new position - cleaning dashboards in a depot.

The veteran driver was forced to exchange his keys for a dust rag in June after being asked twice to identify red, green and yellow lights at a NYC transit division medical facility.

“Mr. Cruz failed the test on both dates,” agency medical director Dr. Suzanne Lim said in a sworn affidavit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

Read more: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/driver-color-blind-issue-article-1.1462133#ixzz2fRKYufey

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