Your Bilingual Path to Becoming a Bus Operator

Are you interested in a rewarding career with great benefits, but haven’t mastered English yet? UTA’s Bilingual Path to a Bus Operator Career may be perfect for you. This 8-week ESL course offers you an in-person, English language learning course focused on public transit and customer service. Following successful completion, participants will be eligible to apply for full-time opportunities as Bus Operators at UTA.

Bilingual Bridges ESL Program Interview Event

  • Date: May 14, 2024
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: UTA Meadowbrook Building 1
  • Address: 3600 S. 700 W., SLC, UT 84119 (Call 801-743-3882 for directions)

ESL Trainee Program

  • Days: Monday-Thursday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Hours/Week: 29 hours
  • Attendance: 100% required
  • Paid Training: $15.98/hour to start
  • Location: UTA Depot District, 669 S 200 W, Salt Lake City
  • Free Transit Pass: ride Bus, TRAX or FrontRunner to Work


  • English proficiency: CASAS level 4 or higher and taken over the last 6 months
    • *If you do not have a CASAS assessment score, please reach out to Cathleen Carter at Granite Peaks Adult Education at (385) 646-1468, or
  • 21 years or older
  • Utah Driver's License: Class D in English and held for 1 year
  • Less than 2 Moving Violations in the past 3 years
  • No Felonies or DUIs in the past 10 years
  • Work Authorization

How it works

ESL trainee program Bus Operations Training Bus Operator career
Improve your English proficiency
- 8-12 weeks
- Part time (29 hrs/wk)
- Mon - Thu, 8a-3:15p
- $15.98/hour
Learn to Operate a Bus & earn CDL License
- 6-8 weeks
- Full time (40 hrs/wk)
- Paid Training
- $20/hr
- Benefits Begin
Serve the Community & Build your Skills
- Select your Schedule
- Full time (40 hrs/wk)
- $24.03/hour
- Benefits Continue

Sign up Today

We will be holding an Interview Event on February 6th from 9 am – 6 pm at UTA Depot District, located at 702 W 300 S, SLC, UT 84104. This event is by invitation only, so please fill out the form below to let us know if you meet the minimum requirements.

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