Now Hiring Bus Drivers, Light Rail Operators and Mechanics
Join Our Team
Becoming an RTD bus driver, light rail operator, or mechanic is an excellent opportunity with great growth potential. We’re looking for talented, customer service driven people to join our team of bus drivers. Play an important role in the lives of our customers as you deliver them safely to destinations all over town.
Come work for us and we’ll put an extra $2000* in your pocket.Bonus Details
Hiring Bonus Details
Hiring bonus is paid out in scheduled payments upon completion of training/probationary period.
$2000 hiring incentive applies to all incoming bus operator and mechanic positions with the following exception:
Current RTD third party contractors not eligible. Candidate must not have worked for third party contractor for at least 12 months to be eligible for signing bonus.
Non-eligible Third Party Contractors:
- First Transit - Longmont, Denver, Commerce City
- MV Transit
- All Aboard Transit
- Via Mobility
- $500 upon completion of 7-week training for bus drivers or 90 day probationary period for mechanics
- $500 at 6 months of employment
- $500 at 12 months of employment
- $500 at 18 months of employment
All you need to apply is:
- valid driver’s license
- clean driving record
- and a friendly personality
RTD Driver Application Process
Call the job line at 303.628.9000 and we’ll mail you an application. If you call after hours, leave a message and we’ll mail it the next business day.
Pick up an application:
1600 Blake Street
1707 Exposition Dr.
at Depot Square
3151 Pearl Parkway
1400 Walnut Street
Complete Your Application
Include a current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) issued within 30 days of your application date. MVRs can be purchased at all Department of Motor Vehicles in the state where your driver's license was issued. Your MVR must show that you have had a valid driver's license for at least two years.
Drop off or mail completed applications to the following locations:
Interview, Testing and Job Offer
If your skills meet our qualifications, we’ll call you to schedule an interview which lasts about one hour at the RTD Administrative Offices. Based on the results, you may receive a job offer contingent on passing the following tests, done at no cost to you. You must pass these before you can move on to the next step.
- Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam
- Drug screening
- Human performance evaluation (HPE) to determine if you are physically capable of performing the job (lifting, sitting in a confined space, etc.)
- Criminal background check
- Employment verification
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class BP2 Permit
Before orientation and training, you must have a CDL Class BP2 permit which allows you to drive vehicles that have air brakes and carry more than 15 passengers. To get this permit, you must take a written test at any full-service Colorado DMV facility. You can take the test as many times as you like. To help you study, RTD will provide a free copy of the Colorado CDL Manual.
Orientation and Training
Once you have the CDL BP2 permit, you will be scheduled for orientation and six (6) weeks of paid training at RTD. On the second week of training, you will take a written and road test to obtain your Class BP2 license. You will be given three chances to pass the test. Once you pass both tests, you will receive a certificate to take to the DMV for a photo license.