METRO workers in a bus
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) is now accepting applications for Bus Operators (drivers) and encouraging applicants with a generous hiring bonus and amazing benefits.
(Santa Cruz METRO)
Promoted content

Take the wheel: METRO is offering $4k in hiring bonuses

Presented by Santa Cruz METRO

Santa Cruz METRO has been a fixture of reliable public transportation in the community for over 50 years. Since its establishment in 1968, the SCMTD has since upped its total of passengers transported per year to 5 million, safely escorting riders across Highway 17, into both the downtown Transit Centers of Watsonville and Santa Cruz, and across the County using their fleet of 94 buses.

Applications will be accepted until March 13, 2022

Now, you, or someone you know who loves to drive, could help further this pillar of our local community by offering a much needed service to the commuters of our County – by applying today to be Santa Cruz METRO bus driver.

Santa Cruz METRO is now accepting applications through March 13th, 2022 for Bus Operators (drivers) and encouraging applicants with a generous $4,000 hiring bonus.

No driving experience is required. METRO will pay to train you onsite and help you get your Class B License. METRO also offers excellent benefits including paying for 95% of medical and 100% of dental, vision, and life insurance.

METRO workers in a bus
(Santa Cruz METRO)

In addition, METRO offers a CalPERS Retirement Pension. Pay starts at $19.97 per hour, then after completing probation increases to $23.75 per hour and employees receive a 5% yearly raise for six years.

The enticing $4,000 hiring bonus for any new Bus Operators will be paid in three installments, including $500 after training, $1,500 after completing probation and $2,000 a year after completing probation.