Roaring Fork transportation Authority (RFTA)

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Aspen Mtn
The Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is steps away from our Transit Center
Local Valley bus entering the Town of Aspen
Snowy Bus - Rubey Park
The Local Valley route
ESPN X-Games shuttles provided by RFTA
RFTA provides services to Colorado's iconic Maroon Bells.
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Paid CDL Training, Highest Industry Pay Scale (start $19.46 /hr), 4 Mtn Ski Pass, Housing, Up to $2,600 in Bonuses, all in Aspen Colorado!

RFTA is the lifeline of the Roaring Fork Valley, transporting skiers, hikers, and commuters from Aspen to Rifle, Colorado. Offering its employees excellent benefits, training, and potential housing opportunities. RFTA is currently hiring seasonal employees with the potential for full-time year round positions.

Aspen, CO to Glenwood Springs, CO make up the Roaring Fork Valley. Highlighted by the world famous Aspen, Colorado with its world class skiing, live music, concerts, & endless recreation (look up the Maroon Bells), shopping, incredible sights, and more.

About Roaring Fork transportation Authority (RFTA)

Aspen, Colorado's Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is a vital link for Aspen's Four Ski areas and for the population of the Roaring Fork Valley.  Whether you're here to ski hard on our four mountains, play hard in town, or to simply relax with family and friends in the Colorado sunshine, RFTA is here to help provide for all of your transportation needs. 

RFTA has been in operation since 1983, and is now Colorado's 2nd largest Transportation Authority, the largest rural transit system in the U.S., and the first rural transit agency to construct and operate a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. RFTA's BRT System began operation in September 2013.  RFTA provides commuter bus service from Aspen to Glenwood Springs (Roaring Fork Valley), Glenwood to Rifle (Hogback), intra city service in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, ski shuttle service to the four Aspen Skiing Company ski areas, the Maroon Bells Guided Bus Tours, and a variety of other seasonal services.

RFTA has received numerous awards, including the “Best Mass Transit System of North America” by Mass Transit Magazine and the best “Large Transit Agency of the Year” from Colorado Association of Transit Agencies.  In 2012, RFTA received the White House Champions of Change Transportation Innovator Award. In 2014, RFTA received the Federal Transit Administrator’s Outstanding Public Service Award and a SHIFT Sustainability Award.

The Employee Experience

Why Choose RFTA?  

Competitive Pay, career development, housing opportunities, ski pass, and a great company all equal a great winter job in Colorado!  Come for the winters and stay for the summers.  

RFTA strives for a great culture, and we offer year round employment at the end of the season. 

Our Seasonal Employees enjoy: 

  • Entry wages start at $19.46/hour plus OT opportunities.  Starting Wage increases to $19.85/hr in January 2019.  Plus Winter Seasonal Bonuses!
  • AspenSnowmass full four mountain ski pass (or Alternative activity bonus)
  • End of Season bonuses up to $2,600!  
    • Includes a $500 End of Season Bonus for CDL Class B License holders, with P2 Endorsement
    • Or includes Paid CDL Training, if needed, with paid in house testing.  
  • Housing Opportunities across from Buttermilk Ski mountain for Winter Seasonal Drivers. 
  • Free Bus Pass and Dependent Pass
  • Wellness and gym membership benefits
  • Excellent Opportunity for promotion to a Year Round Driver at end of winter season, with full RFTA Benefits package, including health, life, retirement savings account, dental, vision, and paid time off. 

Ideal Candidate

RFTA's ideal candidate is someone with excellent customer service skills and a clean driving record.  Of course our ideal candidate is comfortable driving and thinks of themselves as a good driver.  Never driven a bus or a commercial vehicle?  Not a problem!  RFTA offers paid in house CDL training and testing.  Come for a winter job, and leave with a wealth of career opportunities available.  

Room and Board

RFTA recognizes the difficulties in finding affordable housing in our area and we try our best to help out our new and seasonal employees in this regard. We own two housing complexes in Carbondale with variety of living quarter sizes. Additionally we lease both year round and seasonal apartments in Burlingame which is located right across from Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen. During the interview and hiring process we can provide you with any specific information necessary.

For those of you interested in the RFTA Employee Housing rates and availability, please visit our house webpage or please contact Dina Farnell at (970)384-4875 or dfarnell@rfta.com

https://www.rfta.com/employment/employee-housing/

For Fun

RFTA would love for you to experience sunny Colorado and hopes that you enjoy this area as much as our other employees do.  Colorado has great weather year round due to its world famous sunny blue skies.  Outdoor living at its best.  In the summers you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and camping. In the winter, though it can be cold our employees enjoy all forms of winter sports.  

The heart of RFTA is in and around Aspen Colorado, which is best known as a world class ski destination. There is always something going on, free outdoor concerts, festivals, the X- Games, and so much more. There are a lot of international people that live here as well, from South Americans, Europeans, to Australians.  A small town, with big city options.  

Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and New Castle also offer a variety of activities, dining, and fun.  Set in a stunning mountain valley where Mount Sopris oversees the convergence of the Frying Pan Crystal and the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork Valley has limitless activities to offer anyone that enjoys the outdoors. Skiing, Hiking, Climbing, Mountaineering, Paddle boarding, Kayaking, World Class Fly Fishing, wonderful Hot springs, Golfing, Shopping, Amazing Restaurants, Live Music, Beer Pubs, the Marble Distillery, Film Festivals, Music in the Park, Mountain Fair, Farmers Market, Yoga, or just ‘kicking it’ in the Colorado sunshine.  The opportunities here are only limited by imagination.

How to Apply

Please visit our hiring page:  https://www.rfta.com/employment/job-openings/bus-operators/

TO APPLY:  Complete a RFTA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and/or Email careers@rfta.com.  

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Aldrich at (970) 384-4882 (hiring manager) or Lawrence at (970) 384-4854. 

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