Be the Face of RTA. Be a Bus Driver, Mechanic, Utility Cleaner, or Accountant.

Looking to Start a New Fast-Paced Career? Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is an equal employment opportunity employer.

If you answered "yes," then a career with RTA might be for you. Our employees receive excellent benefits, including a competitive salary, health insurance, public retirement, wellness facilities, vacation time and more.

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RTA encourages all interested individuals to apply. You do not need prior commercial driving experience. Our training program will provide you with the essential skills needed to succeed on the job. 

There are two bus driver positions, Fixed-Route and Connect Paratransit. Fixed Route drivers carry a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B, with passenger endorsement. If you don't have your CDL now, that's OK, you can still apply and obtain a temporary CDL permit before you begin training. Connect Paratransit drivers do not require a CDL, drive smaller vehicles, and is for customers who cannot access our bus route service due to a disability or disabling health condition.

Obtaining a CDL Permit

You can get the permit by taking a three-part written test given by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). There are three parts to test: General Knowledge, Passenger Endorsement, and Air Brake Endorsement.

To study for the test, you can get a free copy of the Commercial Driver's License manual from any BMV office. Or by visiting this site:


Training takes place over a four to eight week period depending on the driving position and your previous experience. If you do not have a CDL, an RTA trainer will teach you all aspects of the CDL driving test before you take the Ohio State driving test. You will drive an RTA bus when you take the test. By the end of training, you will have logged many hours driving a bus, be very comfortable behind the wheel and be ready to begin serving our customers.

Qualifications for these Positions

  • Must obtain prior to training, a Commercial Driver's License permit (except for Connect Paratransit drivers).
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited school.
  • Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must verify the past three (3) years' driving record and meet the following criteria:
• . No more than one moving violation
• . No revocation/suspension in last 7 years.
• . No OMVI or DUI in last 7 years.
  • Must be able to actively engage with the general public and provide excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays.

RTA operates nearly 24 hours each day, 365 days per year. Prior to the start of training, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test and a physical capabilities assessment, and acquire a Department Of Transportation Medical Card (except Connect Paratransit drivers).

Interested applicants may complete an application online at