Metro Transit Welcomes 83 New Operators

Metro Transit in St. Louis recently announced the hiring of 83 new operators, including 17 Call-A-Ride operators, 10 MetroLink operators and 56 MetroBus operators.

Like transit agencies across Missouri and throughout the country, Metro Transit continues to deal with a significant operator shortage, but recent hiring events are moving the agency in the right direction. MPTA continues to support member agencies facing labor shortages through the sharing of best practices via MPTA Education Series events, supporting the development of a statewide transit operator apprentice program and promoting agency job openings and hiring events.

Explore a selection of Education Series events focused on the labor shortage below or by visiting MPTA’s Education Resource page.

MPTA Education Series Presents: Virtual Round Table on Recruitment & Retention:

MPTA Education Series Presents: Succession Planning – Frontline Workers:

MPTA Education Series Presents: Succession Planning – Organizations:


Have job openings or upcoming hiring events you want to promote?  Reach out to MPTA at twood@mopublictransit.org.