Career spotlight: Bus Operator (Driver)

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Our Bus Operators are the driving force behind our Mission: "We connect people to opportunities."  

Bus Operators do so much more than drive — they’re the reliable, friendly face for KCATA riders, ensuring reliable and on-time passenger connections. Often our drivers are guides, providing trip and service information to navigate our amazing transit system and can be found assisting residents and visitors.

Through hands-on training, learn the necessary skills to drive state-of-the-art buses and vehicles, and how to provide excellent customer service. Work in a safe environment. Our high-tech buses are equipped with surveillance cameras, GPS (global positioning system) that identifies the location of buses at all times, radio communication, and other technology that ensures a comfortable and safe ride.  

DRIVER OPPORTUNITIES. Our driving force.

Bus Operators (Full and Part Time) – Large Bus
$19.40 to $28.29 per hour / $41,184 - $58,843 per year plus benefits*

Bus Operators (Full and Part Time) – Small Bus
$18.39 to $21.22 per hour / $38,251 - $44,137 per year plus benefits*

Bus Operators (Full and Part Time) – RideKC Flex
$16.97 per hour / $35,297 per year plus benefits*

* per 2020 pay rates, higher figure represents increases to the fourth year
* Based on eligibility. See benefits section.


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Bus operator hiring occurs in cycles as classes are scheduled. If the Open Positions do not list an opening for bus drivers, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to ask when the next opening is scheduled.


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