A huge THANK YOU to our operators on Transit Operator Appreciation Day (and every day!)

Transit Operator Appreciation Day is Saturday – it’s the day when we recognize the dedication, hard work and public service of our bus and train operators.  

Please give your operator a big “thank you!”

Transit Operator Appreciation Day takes place every year on March 18, when modern transit — then horse-drawn carriages — began running in Paris in 1662. 

LA Metro today has 5,000+ bus and train operators working on our 119 bus lines and six rail lines. Many of our operators have been with the agency for many years, proudly providing rides and great service to our customers 24-7-365. 

To our operators: 

We THANK YOU for your commitment to Metro and our ridership when operating under tight schedules, working early and late hours, on weekends and even holidays. 

We also thank you for your willingness to go above and beyond for everyone, including our transit dependent riders and riders who are in need of help. 

We know that you have a challenging yet instrumental role that keeps LA moving. To put it lightly, it has been a challenging few years between the pandemic, the weather and everything in between.  

We couldn’t do it without our operators and our entire Operations staff that maintains our equipment and all the infrastructure it takes to run one of the nation’s busiest transit systems. 

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 

Operators begin with Metro at $23.22 an hour, plus room to grow. Top rate for part-time bus operators is $35.45/hour and full-time is $42.57/hour after 5+ years. Metro also offers outstanding benefits in terms of health insurance, vacation time, retirement savings and tuition help