Denver, CO – In a significant push to bolster its workforce, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) is rolling out the welcome mat for individuals interested in steering their career path toward becoming bus operators. The agency is hosting a career fair that promises a competitive starting wage and a generous signing bonus for recruits.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will take place at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. RTD aims to showcase the bus operator role as a sustainable career option that individuals can retire from or consider as a meaningful second career.

According to a recent news release from RTD, the position is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to serve the community and contribute to RTD’s mission of enhancing lives through connectivity. “The bus operator role provides a needed service for the community and contributes to the agency’s mission of making lives better through connections,” the release states. RTD prides itself on investing in its employees, offering comprehensive training that opens doors to future leadership roles within the agency and the broader transit industry.

The career fair will provide information on the role and its benefits and offer attendees a unique chance to tour an RTD bus, allowing them to get up close and personal with what could potentially be their future workplace.

Prospective candidates should note the starting pay of $25.95 per hour, alongside a $4,000 signing bonus. Moreover, the package includes paid training for a commercial driver’s license and assistance with the permit process. Applicants must have a domestic driver’s license valid for at least two years to qualify.

RTD is eager to extend same-day offer letters to qualified candidates who apply on-site, with training sessions slated to begin as early as April 1 or April 15. The officials have also highlighted that many positions within RTD come with eligibility for a hiring bonus, further sweetening the deal for new employees.

Those interested in making a meaningful impact on their community while enjoying the benefits of a secure and rewarding career are encouraged to mark their calendars for this event. For more details, visit the Careers page on the RTD website and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in transit.