Marthas Vineyard Transit Authority /Transit Connection, Inc. - Summer Jobs on Marthas Vineyard

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Enjoy your “corner office” with a view of beautiful Martha's Vineyard!

We are the year-round Island-wide public transportation system on Martha's Vineyard.

Beautiful Martha's Vineyard, MA.

About Marthas Vineyard Transit Authority /Transit Connection, Inc. - Summer Jobs on Marthas Vineyard

The Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) provides year-round public transit service to the six towns of Martha's Vineyard: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury. The VTA's transportation services consist of both fixed route and paratransit services (known as the "LIFT").

The VTA's fixed-route service varies throughout the year, depending on the seasonal travel demand. The VTA's peak season of operation typically runs from May to October, with fourteen routes that travel Island-wide.

Transit Connection, Inc. (TCI) has hired, trained, and scheduled all vehicle operators for the VTA since 2002.  We pride ourselves in safely and efficiently providing more than 1,366,000 trips this past year.  Our transit system enables passengers to get to and from work, play, beaches, stores, etc.  Our vehicle operators serve as ambassadors to our beautiful community and are the heart and soul of the Vineyard.

We are proud to introduce 6 electric buses to our fleet in 2018!

The Employee Experience

There are so many reasons to LOVE this job.  Whether you live here year-round or just love to adventure to exotic locals.....

...enjoy water sports - fresh, brackish, and salt farming

...home breweries and distilleries

...the romance of New England fishing villages 

...fresh seafood you catch or just caught by the dozens of locals with generations of experience

...summer music scene which features all genres

Ideal Candidate

CDL License with air brakes and passenger endorsement.

Customer-Focused Smiler

You should enjoy a flexible schedule which permits you to work mornings, afternoon, evenings and even late nights - we work hard to schedule hours you prefer to work - when possible.

Room and Board

We provide shared, apartment-style housing on a first-come, first-serve basis for a modest fee.

One 4-bedroom house which accommodates 7 people includes a living room, kitchen with dishwasher, 2 full bathrooms and a washer/dryer.

One 3-bedroom house which accommodates 6 people, includes a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, washer/dryer, and an outside shower!!!!!!

Bedrooms contain 2 single beds, kitchens are stocked with all the equipment and utensils you will need.  Housing is typically a 5-minute bike/bus ride to a beach.

Employee Perks

CDL starts at $17.00 per hour, overtime available for the bulk of the season.

BONUS - Up to $1.00 per hour based on working through agreed-upon last day and safety.

SIMPLE IRA - Eligible to participate in our SIMPLE IRA Plan after completing one year of service.  The program includes a 3% company match.

Days off to explore the cultural diversity of Martha’s Vineyard (there are dozens of websites which list and review the activities available seasonally)

  • Miles of ocean and sound beaches
  • Dozens of freshwater ponds
  • Miles of hiking trails on preserves
  • 44 miles of bike paths and off-road biking areas
  • Many CSAs and farmer’s markets provide locally-grown farm-fresh food.
  • Explore nearby cities – Providence RI and Boston, MA – Ferry and busses hourly.

Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime

Getting Here and Getting Around

Q: Do I need to bring my car to Martha’s Vineyard?

A: No. The VTA provides year-round Island-wide transportation. VTA service is accessible from both ferry terminals and the MV Airport.  Many seasonal employees enjoying cycling to work (based on where they live).  Most housing locations have parking for employee vehicles.

Q: Can visitors see the whole Island using VTA transportation?

A: Yes. The VTA provides service to all six of the Island towns and travels on all major roads. VTA routes cover most major points of interest.  We do NOT provide chartered or guided tours.

Q: Does the bus meet the ferries?

A: Yes. The VTA makes every effort to meet the Steamship Authority arrivals and departures - Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. There is also a dedicated Park & Ride bus for the Vineyard Haven port. No matter what season or what port you come into, there is a bus stop nearby.

Q: Can I bring my bike on the bus?

A: Yes. VTA buses are equipped with a bicycle rack that can accommodate two or three bikes at a time, on a first come, first serve basis. There is no extra charge for bringing your bike along.

Q: Does the VTA service the airport?  

A: Yes. Routes #6, #7, and #9 serve the airport year round.

For Fun

We are on a summer resort island, so for fun, the beach, fishing and water sports are the big attractions. There are seasonal events:

Agricultural Fair -

Oak Bluffs Fire Association Fireworks -

Grand Illumination -

There are dozens of great restaurants and night life experiences.

Our Jobs

All positions - Mid-April - Mid-October, CDL classes start in Mid-April 

Vehicle Operators - Buses operate from 4:45am-2:45am.  All drivers are required to work at least one weekend shift, CDL required.  

Fueler/Washer (2) - 7pm-3am, at least one weekend shift required, CDL-Permit required

Dispatchers - Dispatching is done between 9am - 9pm, 7 days per week.  Work schedules are designed to accommodate needs of all dispatchers, best we can.

Bus Driver

*Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections as required. *Drive one of several different transit buses or vehicles in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the service area following an assigned time schedule. Stop at designated points to load and unload passengers. *Assist in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids and properly secure wheelchairs and scooters. *Notify dispatch of deviations, overload, accidents, passenger incidents, medical/behavioral problems, or bus mechanical/electrical trouble. *Assure that fares are deposited into the fare box and dispense information. Operate on-board computer fare boxes and destination signs. *Advise passengers of rules and regulations when necessary. Complete and submit written reports concerning all passenger’s incidents and accidents.

Bus Fueler/Washer

o Maintain assigned work areas in a safe and clean manner; o Fuel VTA-owned vehicles as needed or assigned; o Check and add, as needed, other basic fluids (window washer fluid) to all VTA-owned vehicles as needed; o Clean the outside of all vehicles using rollover bus washer; o Clean the inside of all vehicles as assigned, including but not limited to: general cleaning of seats, windows, isles, and emptying trash. o Attend training classes as required; o Upkeep of all VTA bus stops/shelters as assigned; o Other duties as assigned by the General Manager.


* Monitor bus position and timeliness via radio communications and AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) software. * Provide information to public regarding schedules and bus timeliness via phone. * Prepare incident and accident reports and makes entries into computer logs regarding operating anomalies, farebox or AVL problems, operator suggestions, etc.

How to Apply

Download our Application for Employment at, "Employment Opportunities".

Return via email to


Bring completed application directly to our office and meet with Human Resources

11 A Street (same building as MA Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) Office)

Edgartown, MA  02539


Mail application to us:

Transit Connection, Inc.

MVBP RR1, Box 3

Edgartown, MA 02539


Fax to: 508-693-9953

Phone: 508-693-9440 to let us know you faxed it!

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