WMATA: Metro Implements Stricter Hiring Standards

WASHINGTON — Metro has implemented stricter hiring standards, including applicants for frontline and safety sensitive positions. The new standards went into effect earlier this month.

“Our frontline employees are the face of Metro,” said Metro General Manager John Catoe. “We want the strongest applicants for every open position. These new hiring standards are meant to help us find only the best and brightest employees to help move more than one million customers each day.”

Under the new hiring standards, job applicants for “frontline positions” will be disqualified from the applicant pool for any number of reasons, including one or more moving violations within the last three years for negligent, careless or reckless driving, a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs within three years and more than two points on their driver’s license within three years.