The Central Corridor LRT line will connect downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University and Washington avenues through the State Capitol complex, Midway area, and University of Minnesota.
On this website you can access information about employment, careers in construction, community resources, education and other information connected with the Light Rail Works construction project.
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METRO TRANSIT LOOKING TO HIRE 100+ NEW BUS DRIVERS
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – (April 17) – Metro Transit is looking for a few good men and women who are safety-minded and interested in a career working with people.
The transit agency is hiring bus drivers. As a result of expanded demand for transit, there are more than 100 open positions available for people with good driving records, customer service skills and a desire to join a stable and growing organization. Metro Transit currently employs about 1,450 bus and 60 light-rail train operators. The average tenure of current Metro Transit bus and rail operators is more than 10 years.
Metro Transit bus drivers begin on a part-time basis, choosing to work either weekdays or weekends. All part-time weekday drivers are guaranteed 30 hours of work per week at a starting wage of $17.27 per hour and benefits ― including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, a pension and an unlimited-use transit pass.
With the current pace of training, new part-time drivers can expect opportunities for full-time driving within months.
Metro Transit provides on-the-job training. Experienced instructors teach safety, customer service basics and help trainees earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certification.
Later this year, some current Metro Transit bus drivers will transfer to positions as rail operators on the new METRO Green Line, which will open next year. Newly hired drivers will take the place of those joining the rail division.
More details are available at metrotransit.org/jobs along with an online application and a video that offers step-by-step instructions of the application process.
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Metro Transit is a service of the Metropolitan Council. Customers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains more than 81 million times in 2012.
Download: MTC Transit Job Description
UPDATE: LRTWorks will be working directly with contractors on the Interchange project to help them find workers. Knutson Construction is the prime contractor and will be working with us regularly on employment. This is a great opportunity for all of you to continue pursuing construction work on large public projects like this. For more information about the Interchange project click here - Interchange information.
What is the Interchange?
Scheduled to open in 2014, the Interchange will serve as a central, multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space in downtown Minneapolis.
The Interchange embodies the principles of Open Transit, which integrates all models of transit, is development oriented, focuses on architecture that can create iconic indoor and outdoor spaces, appeals to passengers, residents, office workers and visitors alike, as well as integrating culture with transit.
Interchange - Frequently Asked Questions
Interchange - Updates
LRT WORKS REGISTRATION - If you have construction experience and are interested in jobs on the CCLRT project, you can register your information by going to our LRT Registration page.
CONSTRUCTION CAREERS AND TRAINING INFORMATION - For information on obtaining your GED/HS Diploma or to learn about different construction careers and apprenticeship programs.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & PROGRAMS IN MINNESOTA - Information about other construction related projects and programs going on in MN.
LRTWORKS CONTRACTORS - CONTACT INFORMATON - Here you will find the contact information for contracts working on Light Rail Projects.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES - This section is to help you access information regarding issues that may be important to you in your job search for construction careers.
The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project Informational Links:
The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Project is a Met Council Project. For details about CCLRT go to http://www.centralcorridor.org/
Special thanks to the various community members who have been attending our monthly DBE/AA Committee meeting. All of your time and input into this group has been a tremendous help in making the CCLRT project a true community effort. To see the most current list of our members click here.