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Chicago Transit Authority employees keep Chicago and 35 suburbs moving every day. This would not be possible without our skilled and dedicated workforce. Learn what qualities make a great CTA employee and find a career opportunity that matches your professional skill set and interests.

Now hiring Full-Time Bus Operators

  • Starting hourly pay: $29.65
  • Top pay after 33 months: $39.53
  • Paid training, including CDL if needed
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401(k), 457, and pension options
  • Paid time off
  • Free transit on CTA and Pace

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Technical support

Call 1-888-YOUR-CTA (1-888-968-7282) and choose option 4 for Human Resources or e-mail hrtechsupport@transitchicago.com

Accommodations for applicants

The CTA complies with all federal and state laws forbidding discrimination and will attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact arc@transitchicago.com prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

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We’re an equal opportunity employer

The Chicago Transit Authority is a progressive and open-minded organization. If you are smart, innovative and committed, then come as you are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Employment decisions at CTA are based on operational business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications and prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), religion, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation,  please email us for assistance, or contact us by calling 312-681-2225, option 6. Please be certain to indicate the specific assistance you require. If you are an applicant requesting a religious accommodation for the employment application or pre-hire process, please email the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit at EEODiversity@transitchicago.com.

See our EEO page for more information on our EEO Unit and our complete EEO policy.