IndyGo is hiring more full-time bus drivers as it recovers from the pandemic. Our partners at WISH-TV report ridership has increased as people return to work and there is a need for additional drivers to ensure on-time service.
IndyGo says there are more than 200 buses operating throughout the city.
Larry Patterson told WISH-TV that there are some perks to the job. Patterson and his family get free IndyGo transportation and access to a free on-site clinic. He added that good customer service skills are key to his line of work.
“It’s what you make it. If you come with a bad attitude, you’ll get a bad attitude back. I just hope I’m saying the right thing to encourage someone to come drive for IndyGo. It’s really not a bad job,” said Patterson.
IndyGo says you can receive up to $20.66 an hour the first year.
“it’s a true public servant position so we’re looking for workers who like people, they like to drive and they want to see the city of Indianapolis,” Director of Communications Carrie Black said.
IndyGo also has a Second Hiring Initiative to consider applicants with a criminal background.