Metro is hiring — start your transportation career as a bus operator

With more than 2,000 clean-air buses operating throughout L.A. County, Metro relies on an extensive team of bus operators to carry out our mission every day. We are currently looking to hire more than 500 bus operators! If you are 21 years old or older and interested in a career in transportation, consider applying today.

Metro offers competitive hourly rates and benefits, such as:

  • Positions start at the part-time rate of $16.90 per hour
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursements
  • Paid trainings
  • Retirement plan options
  • Part-time flexible hours

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5 replies

  1. How does one become a rail operator? Do you need to be a bus operator first?

    • Hi,

      Yes if you would like to ultimately become a Metro Rail operator, you would need to be a bus operator first in order to qualify for training.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • I find this policy to be a bit flawed as there are some who are actively studying Rail Transport just to find out that bus operating is required.

        I myself am one of of those people. Please confirm to me if I am wasting my time by going to Sac City College instead of operating buses in a hostile environment known as “LA Traffic.”