Metro Reexamines Bus Driver Hiring Rules

LA Metro officials say tighter hiring standards for bus operators could be in place as soon as May. Two recent incidents where Metrobus drivers were involved in crimes sparked a thorough review and proposal to amend existing loopholes. One of the drivers had an extensive record of violent felony offenses, including one in which a man was killed. The driver had a record of armed robberies and other crimes dating back to the 1990s, was hired as a Metrobus driver two months after getting out of prison, where he spent nearly 11 years.

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