RTA announces pay increase for bus drivers

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is increasing its starting pay for bus drivers to encourage more people to advance into a career with the RTA. RTA has an immediate need to hire 40 CDL drivers and 25 non-CDL drivers.

CDL drivers will now start at $18 an hour, up from $16.55 an hour, with annual raises of at least $1.50 per hour. Non-CDL drivers will now start at $15.75 an hour, up from $14.48. For those who would like to drive but don’t have a CDL, the RTA is hiring non-CDL drivers and providing training and licensing to allow employees to move up to driving the big bus.

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; and a great team atmosphere where you are respected and valued for your contributions.

“Our bus drivers are the life blood of our transportation system,” said RTA CEO Bob Ruzinsky.  “They provide millions of life-enhancing trips a year for our customers. At RTA, our team members are part of a lifelong family dedicated to serving the public. It’s rewarding work that makes you proud to serve each day.”

As our nation continues to take back control from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for RTA services is quickly growing. To join the RTA Team, apply at www.iriderta.org/careers. More information about open RTA positions can be found on the RTA career website. RTA is not just a job—it’s a career! The RTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager