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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles

October 10, 2022

DART Bus Operator and Police Officer Hiring Event on October 15


Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will host a hiring event for Bus Operators, Police Officers and Fare Enforcement Officers on Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at DART Headquarters, 1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas.

DART Bus Operators
With DART's redesigned bus network providing longer service hours, as well as better access to jobs, DART is hiring passionate and motivated bus student operators. In addition to a starting pay of $21.13/hour, DART offers a competitive benefits package including paid training, medical coverage after 30 days, pension plan and 401(k) contributions after 180 days, and opportunities for advancement.

Bus operator applicants with an active Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and passenger endorsement will be eligible to receive a $3,500 bonus.
  • $1,000 awarded after successful completion of training
  • $1,000 awarded after successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period
  • $1,500 awarded after twelve months after probation ends (18 months)
Bus operator applicants without a CDL, but with an active Commercial Learner Permit (CLP), will be eligible to receive a $1,800 bonus.
  • $400 awarded after successful completion of training
  • $400 awarded after successfully completing a six (6) month probationary period
  • $1,000 awarded twelve months after probation ends (18 months)
New Bus Operators who live outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth region (more than 150 miles) will be eligible for a relocation stipend of $1,500, which will be paid after their first pay period.

DART Police and Fare Enforcement Officers
Employing a community oriented policing approach that emphasizes service, courtesy, assistance and conflict resolution, DART Police and Fare Enforcement Officers are responsible for the security and safety of customers and employees across DART's 13 city, 700 square mile service area.

The DART Police Department is offering a signing bonus of $5,000 for new DART Police Officers, and $2,000 for new DART Fare Enforcement Officers. Signing bonuses will be paid in two installments, with the first paid on the first paycheck upon being hired, and the second installment paid upon completion of field training.

DART Police Officers are licensed peace officers of the State of Texas who have all the rights, privileges, obligations, and duties of any other peace officer in the state of Texas while on the property under the control of DART or in the actual course and scope of their employment.

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. Job descriptions and online applications can be found at DART.org/jobs. An overview of the DART benefits programs can be found on the DART website.

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