Metro Transit looking for 100 new drivers

1:21 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A growing appetite for mass transit across the Twin Cities is prompting Metro Transit to hire up to 100 new bus drivers.  

The transit agency is looking for people with good driving records, customer service skills and a desire to join a stable and growing organization.

Metro Transit currently employs about 1,450 bus and 60 light-rail train operators. The average tenure of current Metro Transit bus and rail operators is more than 10 years.

Drivers begin on a part-time basis, choosing to work either weekdays or weekends. Part-time weekday drivers are guaranteed 30 hours of work per week at a starting wage of $17.27 per hour and benefits including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, a pension and an unlimited-use transit pass.

Metro Transit provides on-the-job training. Experienced instructors teach safety, customer service basics and help trainees earn their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification. Those who succeed in part-time positions can expect opportunities for full-time driving within months. 

More details are available at along with an online application and a video that offers step-by-step instructions of the application process.


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