A spokesman for MARTA confirmed the incident happened but would not release the driver's name.
"We did suspend the guy," said the spokesman Lyle Harris. "Obviously, that's not something you're allowed to do."
Bus and train drivers have scheduled breaks and para-transit drivers, like the one in the video, can call a dispatcher when they need a break, Harris said. He said he was "99 percent certain" that no passengers were aboard the van at the time.