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Bus Driver Hiring

Bus Driver Applicant Preparation Class

Sessions are designed to provide interested individuals:

  • Full understanding of the Bus Driver application process
  • Minimum qualifications
  • Q & A with a current Bus Driver
  • Test simulation
  • Application support

There's no registration needed, just show up on time and for both days!

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Come Drive With us!


Come drive with us!

We're hiring bus drivers!

If you like working with people and want to make a difference in your community, come help us run our growing transit system!

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Is this bus driver job for me?

If you answer "YES" to all of the questions below, being a bus driver for Metro Transit might be for YOU!

  1. Do you enjoy interacting with a large number of customers every day?
  2. Are you comfortable assisting passengers from all cultures and backgrounds?
  3. Are you able to report to work on time, every day, regardless of traffic or other conditions?
  4. Are you comfortable learning to operate a large vehicle in all types of weather and traffic conditions?
  5. Are you able to work Monday through Friday?
  6. Are you able to work 2 ½ to 3 hours during the morning rush hour and 2 ½ to 3 hours during afternoon rush hours?
  7. Are you flexible to accepting a bus driver job where your choice of work schedule, work location and vacation schedule are based on seniority?

Application Assistance

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m.

Metro Transit Instruction Center
725 7th St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Assistance with:

  • Completing the Bus Driver Application
  • Scheduling Testing
  • Scheduling Interview
  • Questions about obtaining a CDL Permit

Bring (for application help only):

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Work history going back seven years (employer name and address, your job title, start and end dates)

Questions? Contact the Workforce Department at 612-751-6430 or send an email to

Great benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • State pension
  • Career advancement
  • Job security
  • On-the-job bus driver training

  • 40 hour/week for 5 weeks
  • Bus driver instruction includes classroom discussions, reading, videos, demonstrations and hands-on behind-the-wheel training
  • Bus driver testing includes written exams and road tests

Commercial driver's license (CDL) not needed to apply

  • Prior to receiving a job offer, it is the applicant's responsibility to obtain their Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)
  • Metro Transit will provide behind-the-wheel bus driver training and CDL road tests
  • Applicants hired with a CLP must pass the CDL road test to continue in training
  • Applicants who already heave a CDL will still need to pass the Metro Transit CDL road test

Minimum qualifications

  • Great customer service skills
  • Licensed driver for the past five years
  • Class A or B drivers license with Passenger Endorsement and no restrictions to air brakes, or Class C or D drivers license with a commercial learners permit indicating General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Passenger (permit is required prior to hire but not at the time of application)
  • High school diploma, GED, adult diploma or foreign equivalent
  • Three years of full-time equivalent work experience within the last seven years

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