MARTA is hiring bus operators and journeyman technicians during a job fair at MARTA headquarters Saturday, Feb. 5. New hires will get up to a $3,000 sign-on bonus. MARTA will provide COVID testing on site. You must wear a mask and have a negative COVID test to get into the job fair. COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for employment. Note MARTA is running special rail schedules this weekend.

Job seekers should come to MARTA headquarters between 9 a.m. and 12 noon to apply. MARTA headquarters is at 2424 Piedmont Road, across from the Lindbergh Center rail station. You also can park for free in MARTA’s parking deck.

Bus operators start at $17.39 per hour and technicians start at $23.44 per hour. If you have a permit or Class C driver’s license, MARTA will train you for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Bus operator applicants must:

  • be 21 or older
  • have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • a current Class C license
  • pass a physical exam and ability test
  • pass drug and alcohol screening

Both full-time and part-time bus operator openings are available.

Journeyman technician applicants must:

  • be 18 or older
  • have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • have a current Class C license
  • have completed auto, transit bus, diesel, or maintenance programs OR have three or more years of comparable work experience

You can plan your trip at For more information about working at MARTA, visit

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