RTD looking to hire more than 100 bus drivers

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District is looking for a few good men and women to drive its buses.

“We’re looking for right around 120 bus operators,” said Nate Currey, senior manager for RTD.

During peak time, more than 500 operators are at the wheel, making sure passengers get to where they are going. RTD covers the Denver metro area from Boulder County to the north to Douglas County to the south.

The need for drivers is not a crisis and will not affect current routes or lines, but RTD needs drivers to accommodate Denver’s growing population.

“We have five times the service area than L.A. metro does and one-fifth the budget they do,” Currey said.

A starting salary pays 34,000 annually, with full dental and medical benefits and a $2,000 signing bonus. Operators must be 18 years old, and pass a drug test and background investigation.