Wednesday, June 21, 2006

D-DOT to Hire 126 New Bus Drivers

Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and the City of Detroit's Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today they will begin the process of hiring 126 bus drivers on Monday.
Applications will be distributed to interested parties beginning Monday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 28 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the in room 107 of the DDOT headquarters, which are located at 1301 E. Warren Ave. 

"We are beginning to lose our seasoned drivers to retirement," said Norman White, DDOT director. "Being a DDOT bus driver can be a fulfilling career of service. We are looking for 126 good men and women that can drive us into the NEXT Detroit."

Requirements to apply for a bus driver position with DDOT are as follows:
  • Must be 18 years of age with a valid drivers license;
  • Two years of driving experience;
  • Must have a Temporary Instruction Permit, which indicates you have applied for a Commercial Drivers License;
  • No more than three points on driving record;
  • Must be drug free and pass a drug test prior to hiring;
  • High school diploma required; and
  • Must qualify for federal Department of Transportation medical card.
Individuals interested in applying for a bus driver position, but can call 311 if they are a SBC customer or 224-INFO for more information.

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