Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Metro
  • 051 - Queensgate Transportation
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • $14.25 (During Training) $15.86 (Upon Completion) $26.44 (Top Pay)
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Comprehensive Health, Vision & Dental Insurance (90 days after employment), Free Transportation Pass & Discounted Dependent Passes and Retirement Benefits

Metro is seeking Bus Operators to operate passenger coach over specified routes to transport people to and from their destination on time and in a safe and courteous manner. Applicants do not have to possess a Temporary or Valid CDL to apply, but MUST obtain a Temp CDL with proper endorsements if offered the position.

Effective January 1, 2016, The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro will not hire nicotine users. All candidates for hire extended an offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a nicotine screening as a condition of employment.


  • Commitment to operating the coach bus in a safe manner and following traffic laws. 
  • Be available to work various work schedules including weekends and holidays. 
  • Comply with local, state and federal transit regulations.
  • Collect bus fares using the new fareboxes. 
  • Provide stellar customer service and respond to customers in a courteous manner. 
  • Possess a level of professionalism to represent the SORTA/Metro brand.
  • Be aware of hazardous and suspicious packages. 
  • Assist customers with disabilities. 
  • Report emergency, accidents or eminent safety conditions to dispatcher. 
  • Pre-inspect coach to detect and report safety or maintenance problems. 
  • Observe time schedules along specified route while picking up and discharging passengers. 
  • Ensure receipt of proper fare and accept or issue passenger transfers. 
  • Observe safe operating practices at all times. 
  • Operate wheelchair lift as needed. 
  • Answer passenger questions and requests, furnish accurate information, and appropriately deal with disorderly or unruly passengers. 
  • Report mechanical defects, accidents, road hazards, personal or passenger injuries to dispatch or supervisors.
  • Operate a two way radio as needed. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Applicants do not have to possess a Temporary or Valid CDL, Passenger Endorsement and Airbrake Endorsement to apply, but MUST obtain a Temp CDL with proper endorsements if offered the position.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • A minimum of three (3) years driving experience is required.
  • Currently possess a High School Diploma or GED. 
  • No more than 4 points on driving report. 
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment DOT Physical & Drug Screen & obtain at least a 1 year DOT Certification. 
  • Must first attend the Coach Operator Interview and Testing Session.
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