Fixed Route Bus Operators require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If you don’t have your Commercial License now, that’s OK. You can still apply. After you are hired, you must obtain a CDL temporary permit before you begin training in a commercial licensed required vehicle. After you are offered a position, a Human Resource representative will let you know when you are required to have the permit.
Obtaining a CDL Permit
You can get the permit by taking a three part written test given by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. To study for the test, you can get a free copy of the Commercial Driver’s License manual from any BMV office. It will cost you $27 to take and you will be given four attempts to pass the test. There are three parts to the test: General Knowledge, Passenger Endorsement, and Air Brake Endorsement. A passenger endorsement is required to operate an RTA vehicle.
- Operate a large motor vehicle safely and courteously, transporting customers throughout the Miami Valley Region.
- Provide the highest levels of customer service and professionalism to RTA customers.
- Provide reliable on time service.
- Perform work in accordance with RTA’s Core Values, operating rules and regulations.
- Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License
- Applicants do not have to possess a CDL with a passenger endorsement to apply, but MUST obtain a CDL permit with passenger endorsement by a date indicated by a Human Resource representative.
- Must have a steady work history.
- Must have experience working and communicating with the public.
- Must be able to work but not limited to, early mornings, late evenings, week-ends and holidays.
- Must be able to meet the requirements which include a Driver’s License and Criminal Background Check, Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug Test, DOT Physical, Physical Assessment and Profile Test.
Interested applicants may complete an application online at https://www.rtacareerhub.org.
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