Transit

UMass Transit provides PVTA bus and UMass Special Transportation van service to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Five-College community, as well as surrounding towns as a carrier for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. We're committed to providing safe, efficient, and sustainable mobility for over 18,000 riders every day. 

Now Hiring!

Are you a UMass student? Do you love driving? Join the team that moves UMass!

Drivers start at $16.25 per hour!

  • Pay raises every semester
  • Promotional positions with even higher pay and real-world supervisory and management experience
  • Excellent resume material
  • Flexible work schedules (optimized for students)
  • We pay for your Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), train you, and pay you while you're being trained 
  • It's fun!

Apply today!

  • Rates effective January 5, 2020: Trainee $12.75, Driver $16.25 (plus raises)
  • Must be a UMass student with at least 6 credits per semester and willing to work at least 15 hours a week

Supervisory and Management Experience

We pride ourselves in being a student-run organization! Drivers are eligible for promotion to a variety of student positions:

  • Dispatch
  • Driver Supervision
  • Safety and Training
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Service
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Field Trip
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Projects
  • Planning and Analysis
  • Software Development
  • Information Technology

Whatever your career interests, you'll gain valuable real-world experience for your resume!

Hiring Event November 16, 2019

Apply online, or come to our hiring event at the bus garage on Saturday, November 16th any time between 11 AM and 2 PM:

  • Giveaways for applicants
  • Onsite interviews
  • Facility tours
  • Get a job on the spot!

To get to the garage by bus:

  • Take Route 35 towards Mullins Center via Southwest
  • Get off at Lot 25
  • Cross the intersection and come into the gate towards the garage.

If driving, you can park in our bus yard

Wintersession 2019-2020 Training

Safety is our priority, and our training program is extensive. We train on weekdays and weekends during the semesters, Summer, and Wintersession (dates and details to be posted soon).

We're currently focused on filling up our Wintersession program, but we'll train you whenever you're available! Apply today!

PVTA bus 3401 at the UMass Studio Arts Building

parking@umass.edu
(413) 577-PARK (7275)

     

transit@umass.edu
(413) 545-0056

     

transport@umass.edu
(413) 545-4682