NFTA Transporter

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hats off to our latest class of NFTA Metro Operators

Class photographed with Metro's Tom George (far right)
and Christopher Antholzner (far left)
Friday, April 20, marked the last day in the seven-week training for our recent class of Metro drivers.  In order to graduate, potential drivers must undergo a written exam and a rigorous road test for their Class B Commercial Driver’s License.  They also receive extensive customer service training and driving practice with an instructor for exposure to Metro's expansive system.  

“The training is extremely intense and is designed that way so that we can provide all of the students with the proper education and necessary tools to best serve the public and our riding community.  I am so proud to meet the new group of drivers, and I hope that everyone will stay safe, be on-time and nice to our riders.  These individuals truly are the face of NFTA Metro, and I hope that they all enjoy a long and rewarding career with us,” said Tom George, Director of Public Transit.  
Training class size ranges from 18 to 20 drivers every eight weeks. If you would like to be considered for the next class, applications are available on Metro’s website at jobs.nfta.com or at our office at 181 Ellicott Street.  Once a candidate's application is submitted and are considered qualified, they are  asked to come in ergonomics and safety testing.   Once completed with a passing grade, the next phase of the hiring process includes a formal interview and a pre-employment physical. 

If you are interested in joining Metro’s team, please contact our HR Department at 716- 855-6500 to start the process.