As a Community Transit Bus Driver, you'll be able to drive just about every vehicle in our fleet and will be the first smiling face our passengers see on their daily commute. But, there are other aspects of the job you may have never considered, like split shifts and job perks!
As a new Bus Driver, your work schedule will likely include split shifts: a work day split into two parts.
At Community Transit, split shifts are required due to peak bus service during the morning and evening commutes. As the term "peak" implies, there is more service at these times than the rest of the day, so some drivers work exclusively during peak hour shifts.
What You Should Know About Our Split Shifts:
So, what will you do with your time between shifts? That is your time, you can choose how to use it. Just be sure to report back on time.
We asked some of our coach operators what they do between shifts and this is what they say:
“I love a good nap in the middle of the day.”
“I run errands or schedule doctor's appointments during the middle of the day when other people are at work.”
“I volunteered at my kids school during the day. They loved it and so did the school.
“Fitness centers are really quiet during the middle of the day.”
“Take a class—crafts, college courses…”
In addition to the benefits listed here, our coach operators also enjoy: