That’s because Lane Transit District is recruiting new bus drivers in the coming weeks.
And, they’re offering people a chance to test drive a city bus. They’re currently taking appointments for test runs Aug. 14-27.
LTD says it’s not looking for people based on their skills behind the wheel, but rather their people skills.
“The district used to hire people really based on driving experience, and over the years what we’ve found is we can teach those skills. What we really need are great people skills, and so we really look for people who have good customer service skills,” said Andy Vobora, LTD Spokesperson.
To schedule an appointment to test drive an LTD bus, click here. LTD says last year these slots filled up in a few days.