Metro is seeking to fill over 200 Metrobus Operator positions by year end!

Never driven a bus or commercial vehicle before? Not a problem! We offer a 10 -week paid training program that is interactive and learner centered. Candidates will learn how to safely operate a metro bus and a thorough understanding of WMATA rules, standard operating procedures, and federal regulations in performing this vital role. Candidates will also learn the expectations of professional and attentive customer service.

Metrobus Operator Trainee*:

To be accepted into the Metrobus Operator Training Program you must satisfy the job requirements; successfully complete an applicant assessment; and clear a background check and medical screening.

1. Job Requirements
     You must:

  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Be 21 years old or older at the time of testing
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience to include two (2) years of customer service experience
  • Possess a valid Driver's License or CDL license/permit from the jurisdiction in which you reside
  • Be a licensed driver for at least four (4) years

2. Applicant Assessment:

  • Metro utilizes an industry standard assessment to evaluate candidate suitability for the role of Metrobus Operator. This assessment is a computer-based tool consisting of 75 multiple choice questions. Most complete this assessment in less than 1 hour.

3. Background Check & Medical Screening

  • Job offers for the Metrobus Operator Trainee position are contingent on successful completion of a background check and medical screening. The background check consists of verification of your employment, education, driving record and criminal history. The medical screening includes a drug & alcohol test and physical examination.

If you don't already have a valid CDL license or permit with passenger and airbrake endorsements at the time you receive confirmation that you have cleared the background check (education, employment, traffic record and criminal history) and medical screening (drug & alcohol and medical physical exam), the final step before starting in an upcoming Bus Operator Trainee class is to obtain a CDL permit and/or the required endorsements from your local Department of Motor Vehicles.


  • $12/hour with CDL Permit or $16/hour with a CDL License as a trainee
  • $19.97/hour upon successful completion of training and award of the official Bus Operator position

Testing Event Details

Date Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location WMATA- Carmen Turner Facility
3500 Pennsy Drive, Building C Room - C100
Landover, MD 20785
What to Bring
  1. Current/ Up-to-Date Resume
  2. Valid Driver's License or CDL/permit
  3. Original Traffic Record less than 30 days old, reflecting no more than two (2) negative points, no more than one (1) moving violation, and no suspensions or revocations due to moving violations within the last three (3) years

If you would like to retain your original traffic record you must provide a printed copy for WMATA's records. The original copy must be made available for review at check-in. If you have moved between states within the last four (4) years you will need to provide the driving records from all the states where you've resided during the last four (4) years.

What to Expect
  1. Check In: Upon arrival, your resume and traffic record will be reviewed to confirm eligibility for the testing
  2. Apply: If you haven't already applied online you will be invited to do so while onsite
  3. Test: Eligible applicants will be tested
  4. Receive a Contingent Offer: Those passing the applicant assessment will receive a contingent job offer and instructions for initiating the background check process

A large turnout is expected; long lines and wait times may be experienced. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Parking Parking at the Metro Carmen Turner Facility is exceptionally limited.

Paid parking is available at New Carrollton Metro Station at your expense. Free Metro bus service is available from the New Carrollton Metrorail Station via the L99 shuttle. The shuttle leaves New Carrollton Station every 15 minutes on the hour.