Drive into a new career at Greater Dayton RTA’s Interactive Hiring Event March 16

ATTENTION: The media is invited to test drive RTA’s vehicles to help showcase this interactive hiring event. The test drive will include an instructor to ensure the ride goes smoothly. Any media outlet that would like to seize this opportunity should contact Communications and Training Director Jessica Olson at (937) 425-8352, or @email to set up a date and time.

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton RTA will steer you into a new career during an interactive hiring event on Thursday, March 16 at the RTA’s Northwest Transit Center.

The RTA will conduct interviews from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the transit center located at 2075 Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood. After successfully completing an interview, prospective bus drivers will be offered the chance to get behind the wheel of the agency’s big buses and/or small non-CDL Connect buses and get a feel for what it is like to drive a bus. RTA trainers will assist candidates with the test drive to ensure the ride goes smoothly.

Along with hiring drivers, RTA is also seeking diesel mechanics, customer service representatives, and transit ambassadors. The starting wage for CDL bus drivers is $18 per hour and after 7 years of employment make $30 per hour. Non-CDL drivers start at $15.75 per hour. Mechanics start at $28.50 per hour. Customer service representatives start at $15.25 per hour and transit ambassadors start at $16 per hour.

Candidates must bring a copy of their resume. Those interested in driving positions must bring and hold a valid driver’s license. However, applicants do not need to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to apply, as RTA will provide on-the-job training to help applicants obtain their CDL-permit and CDL. Fixed-route Operator Jeanie Williams took advantage of RTA’s CDL program.

“I have always wanted to join RTA, but I didn’t think I could because I didn’t have my CDL,” Williams said. “They really helped me out. The trainers here are awesome.”

In addition to starting pay, RTA offers outstanding benefits, including: a 14% contribution to your state pension account; up to $26,000 a year toward family medical insurance; dental insurance; paid time off; access to on-site fitness centers; and a great team atmosphere where you are respected and valued for your contributions. For those not able to attend the hiring event, you can apply for open positions on RTA’s career website,

MEDIA CONTACT:  Kristi Newton (937) 425-8379, Communications and Community Relations Manager