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JTA Hiring 30 New Bus Operators for First Coast Flyer Red Line

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – July 16, 2018 –The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announced today the agency will be recruiting 30 additional bus operators by November 2018 in time for the start of the newest First Coast Flyer Bus Rapid Transit route from downtown to the beaches. The 18.5 mile East Corridor or Red Line will connect more people to jobs, education, healthcare and entertainment.

JTA is offering paid training, competitive starting pay and benefits for interested candidates.

“We are excited to continue to grow our team of skilled operators,” said Lisa Darnall, Vice President of JTA Transit Operations. “With the ongoing expansion of our routes, our goal is to onboard 30 additional operators by November of this year.”

Under the general supervision of the Senior Manager of Fixed Route, the bus operator is responsible for transporting passengers on a predetermined route according to time schedules, charts and special services in and around the City of Jacksonville.

Interested candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Must be 21 years old or older
• High school diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma
• Florida CDL license class A or B with airbrake and Passenger or Permit endorsement
• Clean driving record with no more than three traffic violations in the last five years

Training classes for new hires are scheduled for August 20, September 24, October 22 and November 26. During the first seven weeks, new hires will receive $12.50 an hour during paid training. After completing initial training, starting pay for operators will be $14.00 an hour.

JTA offers an excellent benefits package for their team of operators including:
• Group health benefits
• Access to a pension plan
• Paid vacation and holidays
• Additional incentive pay for performance, attendance and safety

JTA has been providing transportation services in Jacksonville for nearly 50 years and is dedicated to the goals of safety and security, employee success, customer satisfaction and sustainability. For more information about the benefits JTA offers and to see open positions, visit

For information about JTA, please contact the JTA’s Customer Contact Center at 904.630.3100; Florida Relay at 800.955.8771