$10,000 BATA Initiative Aims to Hire More Drivers, Dispatchers to Meet Demand

The Bay Area Transportation Authority has created a new $10,000 recruiting initiative in an effort to hire more drivers, dispatchers and mechanics to meet growing community demand for public transit.

The $10,000 recruiting and retention initiative is available to both new and current BATA employees for a three-year commitment to the organization.

“The current employment climate has left many businesses across multiple sectors with the challenge of filling open positions, and we have not been spared from that scenario,” said Chris Davis, BATA’s Director of Administrative Services. “…Offering a $10,000 hiring and retention incentive is just one way to get us back to full staffing levels.”

BATA provides transportation access to the community for medical appointments, grocery shopping, employment and other health and wellness needs. According to BATA, they are operating at about 70% of pre-pandemic levels because of a staffing shortage, and are struggling to meet the growing transportation needs of the community.

Benefits of working for BATA include the following:

  • Competitive Wages: The average driver salary is $41,234/year with annual wage increases.
  • Paid Medical with Vision and Dental benefits available.
  • Lifetime Retirement Plan.
  • Training: Paid training and CDL licensing.
  • Robust Paid Time Off program.
  • Free BATA transportation for the employee and qualifying household family members.

To apply for an open position at Bay Area Transportation Authority, click here.