Metro’s Operations team and the Metro Board every month honor a pair of employees who are stellar at helping keep our bus and train system running.
Please meet this month’s winners — both of whom accepted their award from Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins.
In the top video, we honor Metro bus operator Douglas Zepeda, who is based at our Division 7 in West Hollywood. In the bottom video, the honor goes to Rail Signal Supervisor Tri Truong, who works at our Maintenance-of-Way facility adjacent to the B/D (Red/Purple) Line yard in downtown L.A.’s Arts District.
Thank you to all our Operations staff who work 24/7/365!
And this: Metro is currently hiring more than 500 bus operators and is offering a $3,000 bonus for coming aboard. This is a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $17.75 for a 30-hour job as bus operators with benefits that include health insurance, tuition reimbursements, paid training, retirement plan options and flexible working hours. Please encourage friends, family and community members to become a part of the Metro team that provides excellence in service and support and keeps our region moving. Apply at metro.net/driveLA.
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With only 30-35 hours being given at a $17.75 an hour rate, and the requirement to make oneself available to any Metro operating division, hiring Metro drivers is going to be a tough sell. Someone living in the San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire, as many Metro drivers do, getting assigned to Chatsworth or Carson is going to be a killer on work-life balance, especially if they only work six or seven hours once they get there. Foothill Transit is paying two dollars an hour more and your work location is fixed in Arcadia. Even though their benefits are not as good, and they don’t get a pension, most people looking for work are not thinking about that, they are focused on the bottom line and the amount of time it takes to get to work. At the very least, Metro needs to assure people that they won’t get asked to drive to the yard on the opposite side of town when they get hired.