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Are You Right For Metro

Candidates must be at least 18 years old

Paid CDL Training
A valid New York State Commercial Driver’s License or Permit (CDL-BP)


Bus & PAL Operator Starting Rate

Bus Operator Full Rate

PAL Operator Full Rate

Is Metro Right for you?

How about a career that’s good for you and your community? A job that makes a meaningful impact on the daily lives of those around you? Metro gets people to work, school, healthcare, and provide access to groceries, medicine and other day-to-day needs. Public transportation is a crucial part of many people’s lives. Many may not be able to contribute to life in Western New York without your contribution first. This is the kind of reward that keeps hundreds of people at Metro for decades. It’s a job that matters.

If this sounds right for you, Metro will train you to operate a 40-foot bus, PAL van and even a rail car, if needed. We will pay you while you train, and make sure you are ready for the best job you’ll ever have.

Time Off

Within the first three years, operators may qualify for time off with pay.
  • 7 days of vacation (14 days after 2 years)
  • 3 personal days
  • 8 sick days
  • 2 floating holidays
  • 11 paid holidays

Full Time

40 hours a week guaranteed.


Metro wants you to feel good. We pay approximately 89% of medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family. Also included is a life insurance policy, wellness program and a retirement plan.

Attendance Bonus

Metro appreciates dedication. Operators can earn up to an additional $1,750 per year by maintaining perfect attendance.

Longevity Pay

Metro also appreciates loyalty. Operators have the opportunity to earn up to $1,800 per year in longevity pay.

Uniform Allowance

Metro wants you to look good. Operators can receive up to $400 per year to purchase Metro uniform wear.

The Ultimate Transit Pass

NFTA employees receive an ID card valid as fare on Metro Bus or Metro Rail anytime.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Metro appreciates people working in public service jobs. You may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Cellular Phone Discounts

The NFTA has agreements with many cellular phone providers. Savings range from 19-25%, depending on provider.

Deferred Compensation Pre-tax Savings Plan

Metro offers enrollment in the NYS Deferred Compensation. It allows you to put aside money from each paycheck toward your retirement in a pre-tax account.

How to Apply


NFTA Human Resources
181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-855-6500 TTY/Relay 711 or 1-800-662-1220

The NFTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer