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TriMet Boosts Starting Pay For Bus Drivers

(Portland, OR) -- TriMet is boosting the starting pay for its bus operators. The transit agency says bus operators will now be paid more than 21 dollars an hour for the first eleven months, up from 17 dollars. After 11 months, operators receive pay increases that bring them up to the current union wage for drivers. Full-time TriMet bus operators can earn more than 68-thousand dollars a year after three years in the driver's seat.

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