Hampton Roads Transit Continues to Recruit Bus Operators and Mechanics

NORFOLK, VA – Hampton Roads Transit is continuing its efforts to recruit and hire bus operators and mechanics as it prepares to expand its regional transit service.
In fiscal year 2023, HRT added 156 full-time bus operators and hiring continues to be a priority. The agency is hosting a series of career fairs over the next four months to help bolster its workforce.

“As a public transit agency, bus operators and mechanics are the backbone of what we do. HRT is poised to expand service throughout the region, but these plans are contingent upon hiring new talent.”
-William Harrell, President and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit

Starting pay for bus operator trainees is $20.01/hour, while mechanics start at $24.62/hour. Bus operators and mechanics enjoy paid training, benefits, and an opportunity to save for retirement. Plus, all newly hired full-time bus operator trainees and mechanics are eligible for a $5,000 service bonus.

Anyone interested in applying is invited to attend one of our upcoming career fairs:
Friday, September 22
Friday, October 27
Tuesday, November 14
Friday, December 8

Career fair participants will be able to fill out an application, undergo a brief screening, and have an on-the-spot interview.

*All career fairs will be held in the Boardroom at HRT’s Norfolk Headquarters at 509 E. 18th Street, Building 4, Norfolk, VA 23504 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For a complete list of job openings visit https://hamptonroadstransit.ourcareerpages.com.