Boy this sure sounds somewhat familiar doesn't it, those of us that were here in 2008:
Assistant general managers at three southern Brooklyn depots said they knew many of the buses sent out into the storm were getting stuck. But they kept dispatching buses because they lacked authority to change service schedules.
When the bus division’s radio system crashed, some bus drivers who got stuck in the storm didn’t use their personal cell phones to call supervisors. They told investigators they believe NYC Transit rules prohibiting drivers from using cell phones remained in effect under any conditions.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/transit-foulups-worse-thought-2010-blizzard-storm-article-1.994196#ixzz1h5pflpf6