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CTA is hiring Full-time Bus Operators

Lashaunta Moore

The full-time position is among many job openings CTA is looking to fill.

If you're searching for a new job, you might want to look at Chicago Transit Authority's career page. The transportation company is searching for new employees to fill openings, with the latest being a full-time bus operator.

The position was posted on Nov. 2 on CTA's website and includes the requirement of operating buses over an established route that follows schedules. The potential candidate must also ensure they can handle their duties safely and efficiently to allow riders to board, travel, and more.

Below are some of the responsibilities, qualifications, and physical requirements. To see the complete job listing, visit CTA's official website.

Pay according to the website: $24.64 ($24.639)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drives bus and announces stops along routes.
  • Announces cross streets and intersecting transit stops.
  • Inspects passes; ascertains appropriate fares.
  • Operates lift to board and discharge disabled passengers.
  • Inspects vehicle for lost articles.
  • Prepares daily trip sheets and bus for service.
  • Removes refuse and prepares bus for pull-out.


  • Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration.
  • Required to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with the following three endorsements: KNOWLEDGE, PASSENGER and AIR BRAKES.

Physical requirements

  • Required to be standing changing destination and bus numbers, signs, helping people board bus, to walk to relief points, checking bus and sitting while driving bus.
  • Required to lift, to carry and to push of brake pedal and accelerator, windows and to pull door control latch.
  • Required to climb into vehicle and adjustment of mirrors, to balance, to stoop to adjust driver's seat, to kneel, to crouch and to crawl.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

If you're interested, make sure you apply!

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