Public transportation is a necessity for over 1.5 million residents who ride PARTA in Portage County every year.  As the only regional transit association, PARTA is a critical connection to work, school, medical appointments, shopping centers, and so much more.  Your work at PARTA will directly impact the lives of our riders every day.

As an employee of PARTA, you can help fulfill a basic necessity for every resident in the region. You can make a difference in someone’s life.

If you’re seeking a career that provides more than just health benefits, look no further, because our employees have careers they take pride in.  With over 180 employees, you’ll be part of a motivated team that fosters excellence in every field.

Voted “Finalist” in the Best of the Best Contest by the Record-Courier as the “Best Overall Company to Work for” in Portage County 2018.


These Employment Opportunities are currently open at PARTA… continue to check back as new jobs are posted regularly.

2000 Summit Rd. | Kent, OH


2000 Summit Rd. | Kent, OH


2000 Summit Rd. | Kent, OH



Health Insurance

PARTA offers a comprehensive medical package including health, prescription, dental, and vision as well as life insurance for full-time employees.



As a public employer, all PARTA employees are members of the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), which provides for retirees, surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents.

Employee Assistance Program

PARTA‘s EAP, through Life Services, provides free confidential counseling services for employees and their dependents, as well as support, resources, and information for a wide variety of personal and work-life issues.

Paid Time Off

PARTA offers paid time off for major holidays, vacation and sick time.

Blakemore Scholarship Fund

The Blakemore Scholarship Fund is a $1,000 scholarship awarded each semester to an employee of Campus Bus Service who best reflects the determination and work ethic of Robert Blakemore, Jr.. 

For more information about the program click here.

Personal Training and Development

PARTA promotes learning and development across the organization.  Training starts with onboarding for new hires to continued development of the tenured employees and Leadership Team.  Training includes Soft Skills Training, Leadership Training, Compliance Training and Technical Training.

Free Transportation

Employees are able to use any of PARTA‘s fixed route buses at no cost.


It is PARTA‘s policy to assure equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in all employment processes, including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by statute. Further, PARTA is committed to complying with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. PARTA will make accommodations that are reasonable and not unduly burdensome to enable qualified applicants and employees to participate in the employment process and perform essential job functions.


Kent State Student Drivers
Are you a KSU student looking for a great job?
PARTA offers the BEST job on campus!
  • Competitive Wages (CDL starting wage of $10/hour)

  • Merit Bonuses, Longevity Raises, Signing Bonus & Money for Referrals

  • Flexible Schedules

  • On-the-Job Paid Training (we will teach you how to drive and get you a CDL!)

  • Scholarship Opportunities (Blakemore Scholarship Fund)

  • State Retirement

  • Promotional Opportunities

PARTA | Portage Area Regional Transit Authority


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Dial-a-Ride Reservations

330-678-1BUS (1287)

Administrative Offices & Garage

2000 Summit Road, Kent, Ohio 44240

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