Roaring Fork transportation Authority (RFTA)

Snowy Bus - Rubey Park
Aspen Mtn
The Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is steps away from our Transit Center
Local Valley bus entering the Town of Aspen
The Local Valley route
ESPN X-Games shuttles provided by RFTA
RFTA provides services to Colorado's iconic Maroon Bells.
Carbondale Winter

Hiring Winter Seasonal CDL Drivers: 4 Mtn Ski Pass, Housing, Seasonal Bonuses!

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 for 2020 Winter seasonal employees AND 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 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), intracity 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 the 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?  

Are you looking for a Seasonal Position or a Career?  RFTA is looking for Seasonal or Year Round drivers for its transit services.  RFTA has a commuter line and services Aspen, Colorado and AspenSnowmass Ski mountain transit.  

Competitive Pay, career development, housing opportunities, ski pass, and a great company all equal a great 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 $20.25/hour or $20.67/hour (depending on your employment status) plus OT opportunities.  Plus Seasonal Bonuses if qualified!
  • Aspen Snowmass full four mountain ski pass (or Alternative activity bonus)
  • Winter End of Season bonuses up to $3,175!  
    • Includes a $500 End of Season Bonus for CDL Class B License holders, with P2 Endorsement
  • 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, 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.  Must have current and valid CDL License with both passenger and air brake endorsement.  

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. During the summer season, we will have housing available in either Snowmass or Basalt. We own two housing complexes in Carbondale with a variety of living quarters' 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 housing web page or please contact Pam Willis at (970) 384-4875, or  Housing typically costs about $632 / month (including utilities) for your own room, with shared common space.

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, Paddleboarding, 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

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

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