Talk with recruiters about positions as Mechanics, Bus Operators and Transit Security Officers

VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering a hiring incentive of up to $4,000 for bus and paratransit van operators and up to $6,000 for mechanics and CDL shop attendants, and will host a job fair on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online prior to attending the job fair, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VIA Metro Center, 1021 San Pedro Ave. Free parking is available.

Representatives from Fleet Maintenance, Bus Operations and Transit Police will be available to meet with potential applicants seeking positions as operators, mechanics, CDL Shop attendants, and several other available positions in the organization. For a full listing of open jobs, or to submit an application online prior to the fair to expedite the process, visit

Starting pay for bus operators is $20.96 per hour and $23.07 per hour for mechanics.

Paid training is provided for new operator hires with classes starting weekly. No experience is necessary. Uniform and tool allowances are also provided, along with one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry, including family medical coverage; life, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; longevity pay; shift differential pay; tuition assistance; on-site fitness centers and wellness programs; training and advancement opportunities; and ASE certification reimbursement.

VIA employees also can participate in the agency’s referral program, earning $1,000 for each successful new hire who works as a bus or van operator, mechanic or CDL shop attendant.

The agency is expanding its workforce in order to introduce spring service improvements designed to increase frequency and reliability on several key routes throughout the system. VIA has more than 2,000 employees, including more than 800 bus and van operators and more than 260 vehicle maintenance workers. VIA’s service area is more than 1,200 square miles across San Antonio, suburban cities and Bexar County.

VIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. VIA supports equal opportunities for all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or age.