Santa Cruz METRO Now Hiring for Bus Operators (Drivers) & Offering $4K in Hiring Bonuses

Santa Cruz METRO Now Hiring for Bus Operators (Drivers)

Offering $4K in Hiring Bonuses

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) is now accepting applications for Bus Operators (drivers) and encouraging applicants with a generous hiring bonus.

If you or someone you know loves to drive, has a good driving record, and possess great customer service skills than being a METRO Bus Operator is the right career for you. No driving experience is required. METRO will pay to train you onsite and help you get your Class B License.

METRO offers excellent benefits including paying for 95% of medical and 100% of dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, METRO offers a CalPERS Retirement Pension. Pay starts at $19.97 per hour, then after completing probation increases to $23.75 per hour and employees receive a 5% yearly raise for six years.

In addition to these amazing benefits, METRO is now offering a $4,000 hiring bonus for any new Bus Operators, paid in three installments including $500 after training, $1,500 after completing probation, and $2,000 a year after completing probation.

METRO will be accepting applications for Bus Operators until October 24, 2021 so if you or anyone you know is interested - apply today by visiting

Interested in working for METRO but driving is not your thing, no problem, METRO has many other positions open, for details visit

METRO Hiring Bus Drivers & Offering $4K in Hiring Bonuses


About Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District:


Established in 1968, Santa Cruz METRO provides fixed-route and Highway 17 commuter service throughout Santa Cruz County, with limited service connecting to Monterey Salinas Transit at our Watsonville Transit Center and Santa Clara County, transporting more than 5 million passenger trips a year. METRO also operates ParaCruz paratransit service to Santa Cruz County, providing about 73,500 trips per year. METRO’s operating budget in FY21 is almost $55 million and is funded through a combination of farebox revenue, sales tax, and state and federal sources. Today it operates a fleet of 94 buses on at least 24 fixed-routes. For more information, visit Like METRO on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at