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Spare Transit Drivers Wanted

Kings Transit Authority provides regular public transit service to communities in the Annapolis Valley and beyond, serving five routes between Grand Pré and Weymouth. We employ a combination of full time and spare transit drivers.
Come and work with us at Kings Transit. We offer:

  • An opportunity to make a difference in your community, providing reliable bus service to passengers who depend on us every day.
  • Competitive hourly wages for shifts that are generally 7 hours a day.
  • Working with modern transit vehicles, with full radio and other electronic support.

 

We are looking for individuals with the following:

  • Experience in customer service roles and an interest in working with the public.
  • Class 2 Nova Scotia Motor vehicle license.
  • A clear driver abstract.
  • Willingness to complete police checks required for the position.

 
For more information, please phone 902 678-7310, contact customerservice@kingstransit.ns.ca, or drop by our office at 29 Crescent Drive in New Minas.

Kings Transit Careers Revised October 5, 2021
Kings Transit Authority, Nova Scotia

KTA Welcomes New General Manager and 3 New Buses

Kings Transit Authority, the joint municipal transit service operating across Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties, has announced the appointment of a new General Manager for the operation. Our new General Manager is Michael Getchell, a native of St. Stephen New Brunswick, coming to Kings Transit from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), where he has worked for the past nine years.

Michael began his transit career in 2012, and he has been involved in management of all four components of the TTC service: Buses, Streetcars, Wheel-Trans and Subway Operations. His last position in Toronto was as Duty Manager in the Transit Control Centre, where he was responsible for subway and surface operations. This role involved monitoring the service, guiding the Control Centre team in responding to operating issues and emergencies, managing personnel and communicating with key stakeholders.

Kings Transit Authority Chair, Wolfville Councillor Jodi MacKay, is pleased to have someone with the public transit experience needed to guide the Annapolis Valley system: “Michael brings a great combination of understanding smaller communities while providing reliable and safe bus operations over a large geographic area. He will be a great asset as we introduce newer equipment and consider service improvements and a future with electric buses like those already in service in Toronto.” Michael will be starting his duties with the Transit Authority in mid-October.

The Transit Authority has recently received three new buses, ordered in 2019, to replace smaller and less efficient vehicles now in service. The new 35 foot Eldorado buses will be on the road over the next few weeks, one each in the Municipalities of Kings County, Annapolis County and Digby County. These new buses are expected to provide a more comfortable ride, 37 seats instead of 23 seats in the current models, and significantly improved mechanical reliability, with the latest emission control systems. Many transit users depend upon the on-board Wi-Fi during their trips, and these buses feature phone charging ports in many of the seats. Like all Kings Transit buses, these new units will provide automatic vehicle location information for passengers through the Double Map application.

The first of the Eldorado buses has begun carrying passengers in the Municipality of Digby County, and Warden Linda Gregory has been impressed by her first look at the new units: “Our residents depend on Kings Transit for reliable transportation, whether for medical appointments, shopping, work or visiting friends. The Municipality has partnered with Kings Transit to purchase these new and improved buses, with lots more room and comfort for everyone, including those with mobility challenges.”
 
For More Information:
Councillor Jodi MacKay, Chair of Kings Transit Authority 902 599-2175
Brian Smith, Interim General Manager 902 698-1844

For Immediate Release October 5, 2021

KTA Updates

Please note: There will be some changes to route times for December 24 due to the holiday. See notice below for when the routes will suspend their service that day.
Keep an eye out as we will also be posting a notice indicating the full Kings Transit Holiday Schedule. Thank you! https://t.co/x12TW22TaJ
Route 1E leaving Greenwood Mall at 4:00 PM is out of service until further notice.
Kings Transit Authority at this year's New Minas Rotary Parade of Lights!
It was an incredible evening filled with fun, community, and holiday cheer thanks to the volunteers who helped to decorate the bus and to all who came out to the parade. Happy Holidays! https://t.co/li5w0vYkZi