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Why drive with us?

At Valley Transit, ensuring our passengers reach their destinations safely and reliably is our top priority. We maintain a dependable fleet of vehicles and provide thorough training for our drivers to offer not just transportation, but also support for those in our community. Whether it’s offering assistance to a first-time rider or ensuring that every child reaches school safely, our team is there. 

Our commitment extends beyond the road through active community engagement. Our partnerships with local organizations, schools and businesses helps us create a transit system that truly reflects the needs of our passengers. We take pride in making connections, fostering inclusivity and contributing to a more connected community. 


Every shift you’ll see the difference you make as you help people reach their destinations.



Our culture is built on support and respect. From day one, you’re feel part of a team where everyone’s contribution is valued.



All Valley Transit employees benefit from a comprehensive package that includes medical/dental coverage and enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Starting in Fall 2024, employees will also have access to an on-site exercise room in our remodeled office.



Experience the joy of driving state-of-the-art vehicles that make for a comfortable workday and provide a unique view of our community. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the schedule options for bus drivers at Valley Transit?

  • Bid Schedules: Based on availability, through a seniority-based union bidding process, drivers choose their work schedules three times per year.  
  • Stand-by Driver Schedule: Based on availability through a seniority-based union bidding process, stand-by schedules may be available. This schedule is ideal for those who thrive in dynamic environments as this role involves adapting to varying shifts to cover for absences on a daily dispatch basis. Assignments can vary greatly, including shifts from two to 10 hours long and split shifts.  

What if I don’t have a CDL? Can I still apply to be a bus driver?

No CDL? No problem! We provide Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training to get you road ready 

What are some required skills to be a bus driver?

You should enjoy driving, be proficient at defensive driving and have the ability to navigate stressful situations on the road with calm and composure. It is important to have a genuine enjoyment of interacting with people and a commitment to delivering outstanding customer service.

Candidates must have a clean driving record, consistency in work history and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, Federal Medical physical, Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) and background check. 

What benefits do Valley Transit employees receive?

Valley Transit is a department of the City of Appleton. Full-time employees are afforded full benefits including medical and dental benefits, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and paid leave benefits.  Part-time employees are non-benefitted. 

 For a detailed overview of our benefit package, click here 

Do I need previous driving experience to apply as a bus driver?

You do not need previous experience as a professional driver to apply for as a bus driver. However, having a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record is essential. We are looking for candidates who are eager to serve our community of passengers. If you’re the right fit, we will provide you with comprehensive training to equip you with all the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a bus driver. 

Start Your Application Now

To begin your career with Valley Transit, simply fill out the short application form below. Your application will be submitted directly to the City of Appleton Human Resources Department for review. After submission, a member of the human resources team will reach out to you if your application progresses to the next stage. 

 Please ensure all information is accurate and complete to best represent your qualifications for the role.  

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