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Bus Driver & Rail Operator Hiring

We're hiring bus drivers!

Have a question about the bus driver position or how to apply?

Text your question to 612-444-1161.

Join us at our upcoming Hiring Events!

Saturday, Feb. 4

9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  Metro Transit NEW North Loop Garage, 600 8th Ave. North, Minneapolis

Wednesday, Feb. 15

4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Metro Transit Instruction Center, 725 North 7th Street, Minneapolis

Parking is limited; take transit to the event (served by routes 5, 9, 22, METRO C Line and D Line. Use our Trip Planner to find your best route.

Come to our big hiring event! Test drive a real bus!


Saturday, Feb. 4
9 a.m. to noon

The new North Loop garage
600 8th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Take transit to the event (served by routes 5, 9, 22, METRO C Line and D Line.)

Full details here!

Full- and part-time positions available!

Fast track your way to a new career! Come prepared to apply and interview all in one visit for full- or part-time positions! You can also apply online in advance to further speed up the process. Check this list of what you’ll need to apply.

There's no experience required – we'll give you the PAID training you need. You'll earn $26.16 per hour to start and after one year of employment, your hourly wage rate will increase to $27.80 per hour. You'll receive outstanding benefits, such as health care, annual salary increases, a pension plan, an unlimited-ride transit pass. Plus there's growth opportunities. Many Metro Transit managers started their careers as bus drivers. 

Don’t wait, apply for your new career today!

Hiring bonus of up to $5,000! 

Minimum qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate in English
  • Licensed, active driver for the past five years (any class license)
  • A good driving record
    • No more than two moving violations within the past three years
    • No suspensions longer than 90 days within the past three years
    • License not revoked or withdrawn within the past three years
  • None of these driving-related convictions within the past 10 years: (automatic disqualification)
    • DWI/DUI
    • Open bottle
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Refusing to comply with implied consent
    • Careless or reckless driving
    • Inattentive driving
    • Committing a felony while operating a motor vehicle
    • Violating state or local law (other than parking tickets) arising in connection with a fatal accident

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