MTA hiring new bus drivers, will give $1,500 bonus

The Macon Transit Authority is looking for full-time, fixed route bus drivers.
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –The Macon Transit Authority is looking for full-time, fixed route bus drivers.  MTA is offering a $1,500 bonus to new hires.

New hires must meet the following requirements:

  1. Prospective employee must have CDL license AND passenger (P) endorsement.
  2. Must successfully complete 90-day probationary period.
  3. Must maintain continuous employment with MTA for one (1) year from hire date.

In case of default, employee forfeits final paycheck, which will be applied toward bonus repayment.


Additional MTA Job Openings:

  1. Mechanics/Qualifications
  • Familiar with medium-duty diesel vehicles & components
  • CDL (commercial driver’s license) • Must pass DOT physical (Dept. of Transportation)
  • Must have own hand tools AND reliable transportation

** Salary based on experience — plus great benefit package


  1. Bus Washers/Qualifications
  • Must be able to work outdoors & enter/exit buses without assistance
  • Must work afternoons & evenings
  • Valid GA driver’s license • Reliable transportation

** Bus washers earn a minimum of $10 an hour — plus great benefit package


  1. COVID Mitigators to Sanitize MTA Buses & Facilities/Qualifications

Temporary Mitigators (approximately one (1) year, 12 workers needed)

  • No special skills, MTA provides on-the-job training
  • Temporary work — at least 1-year, can lead to a permanent, full-time job

** Mitigators earn $10 an hour, no benefits


Qualifications for Fixed Route Bus Drivers:

  • New: If a person has or earns a CDL, MTA will train them to earn their “P” endorsement

** Full-time, fixed route bus drivers earn minimum of $15 an hour — plus great benefit package


Qualifications for Paratransit Drivers:

  • No special license necessary •No bonus program

** Paratransit drivers earn minimum of $12 an hour, plus great benefit package


Excellent Benefit Package for Full-time MTA Employees:

Healthcare at very little cost to employee •FREE dental • Excellent 401K


For information on MTA employment:
1. Debbie Vetter, Human Resources Manager I (478) 621-7121
2. Website:
Go to banner at the top: About MTA. On the drop-down menu go to: MTA Careers – information & an application will appear.
3. Applications are available at the Terminal Station. Request one from the security guard on the first floor.
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