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It is the mission of TARTA to be the most innovative and responsive transit system. The reason TARTA exists is to enable people to access the activities of our community through public transportation. TARTA will provide access in a manner that is reliable, timely, safe, accessible, affordable, and friendly.

TARTA’s services include fixed line, Call-A-Ride, Game Shuttle, Park-N-Ride, and TARPS, providing millions of passenger trips annually throughout the Toledo region. Fixed line Bus Operators drive the largest of TARTA’s vehicles and must possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). TARTA’s paratransit service, TARPS, provides nearly 300,000 trips annually throughout the TARTA service area for ADA eligible passengers. TARPS Operators drive smaller vehicles and are not required to possess a Commercial Driver’s License.


ASE Utility Mechanic
($20.81 per hour)


The Utility Mechanic performs basic maintenance and provides assistance to A, B, and C Mechanics as required. The Utility Mechanic performs all routine bus maintenance, diagnosis and troubleshoots and performs repair in addition to other duties as assigned and required.

The Utility Mechanic must be proficient in all duties of the Night Service employee and Cleaner as the Utility job description includes all the requirements found in those job descriptions (available upon request).


Routine Maintenance –on vehicles, fare boxes, and other Authority property.

Troubleshoot, Diagnose and Repair- Chassis, Electrical, Transmissions/Powertrain, Air Conditioning and Heating units utilizing skill, ability and typical maintenance tools along with sophisticated computer based equipment


  • High School graduate or GED
  • Knowledge of diesel, powertrain, electrical systems, and preventative maintenance programs
  • Possession of a valid Commercial Driver License (Class A) within 90 days of hire
  • Automotive Service Excellence Certification T8 Qualification or degree equivalent
  • Computer literacy
  • A passing score on the TARTA Utility Mechanic Qualification Test
  • Forklift license (within 90 days of hire)


TARTA Fixed-line Part-time Coach Operator

Duties to include but not be limited to the operation of the Authority’s motor buses in furtherance of the business of the Authority in a professional manner over prescribed routes in accord with the provisions of the existing labor contract. Operators must know how to respond to all types of emergency situations, must completely understand the vehicle they are operating, be courteous and self-disciplined and develop a code of ethics for good, safe, defensive driving.

High School graduate or equivalent; above average driving and safety record (not in excess of two moving violation points on license); must be able to meet all requirements for professional drivers as mandated by the United States Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division; must achieve a passing grade on pre-employment testing as well as successfully completing post-employment training; must be able to deal effectively with all members of the public; training is provided to candidates, who have successfully passed pre-employment testing, for the required commercial vehicle operators license and appropriate endorsements; must be 21 years of age or older.


TARPS Coach Operator
($10 per hour)

Be part of the best team of professionals the Toledo area has to offer. TARTA is seeking individuals with a positive attitude, a strong desire to make the lives of others better, and a track record of performance excellence. The individual must possess a five-year history of safe driving, a high school diploma, and a background arrest/conviction record that is worthy of the public trust.

Our community members depend on TARPS professionals to provide safe, reliable, and friendly service to ADA eligible passengers. TARPS Operators must accept and deliver the responsibility of providing excellent service in transportation of passengers to medical appointments, places of work, social events, and so much more. All TARTA and TARPS Operators take part in enhancing the lives of those who may not otherwise be able to participate in some activities; therefore, each employee must be able to meet all requirements for professional drivers as mandated by TARTA and the United States Department of Transportation.

If you feel you qualify to join our team, feel free to complete an on-line application for employment with TARPS, the paratransit professionals.


TARTA is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may fill out an application for employment one of three ways:

Please download, print, and complete the TARTA EEOC Disclosure form here (25 KB PDF file).

Once you’ve completed both the Application for Employment and the EEOC Disclosure, please send to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 792
Toledo, OH 43697-0792

If you have questions, please contact the TARTA Human Resources Department by e-mail at or by calling 419.243.5816.

TARTA does not discriminate in employment, provision of services, and/or business practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, military status, and physical or mental disability. TARTA prohibits workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, as well as retaliation against employees.