Under the new criteria, drivers will not be considered for employment if they have an automobile violation or at-fault accident on their record within the past two years. They also can't have a major traffic violation or had their license suspended in the past five years.
Drivers won't be considered if they refused a breathalyzer test in the past 10 years.
The new requirements were spearheaded by MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. It's the first update to their hiring standards since the 1980s.
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