Bus Operator Academy
In partnership with Saddleback College, we're offering a free bus driving training program that will help you build the skills and knowledge needed for a life-long career in transportation. Apply today!
Qualified participants who complete the training program are guaranteed an interview as an OCTA bus driver. As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work directly with OCTA to prepare them for the application and interview process.
Starting pay is $21.51* per hour. Drivers can earn a $3,000** hiring bonus.
*This rate is effective May 1, 2023.
**Terms and conditions apply.
Count on your paycheck to grow along with your knowledge and experience.
Make your own path at OCTA. More than 80% of our bus operations management team began their careers as OC Bus Drivers.
Learn Everything You Need to Start Rolling
Bus drivers are in demand! This free training provides everything you need to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Become an important part of what keeps Orange County moving as you help others reach their destinations safely. Plus, you'll receive a generous benefits package designed to fit your unique needs.
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Paid leave, retirement plans, and educational reimbursement
OCTA will confirm all participants meet the eligibility requirements before an interview will be scheduled.
- ✓ A minimum of 1 year customer service experience.
- ✓ A valid U.S. driver's license for a minimum of 3 years with no DMV points.
- ✓ Applicants can apply with a Class C driver's license.
- ✓ Current DMV K4 must be submitted.
- ✓ At least 21 years old.