News Tagged With: veterans
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July 29, 2014

Program to help vets get civilian jobs driving buses, trucks expanded

Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.


June 5, 2014

Fed program gives $100M to modernize, expand transit bus services

The funds are specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and more.


May 27, 2014

Chicago Transit doubles vets on staff

The increases are the result of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool’s focused efforts to promote and expand the hiring of veterans.


November 11, 2013

FMCSA to ease CDL requirements for vets, military

Exploring other ways to ease the transition from military occupations to jobs requiring CDLs, including waiving the requirements for pre-employment drug testing for recently discharged military personnel based on their recent participation in random drug testing programs run by the military.


July 8, 2013

Veteran training grants awarded to 6 colleges

The FMCSA announced almost $1 million in new grants to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry.


February 11, 2013

Madison, Wis. county to offer free rides for vets

Program possible though budgeting and $30,000 anonymous gift.


November 12, 2012

Minn.'s SouthWest Transit honors vets

On Monday, agency will offer free rides as well as unveil newly wrapped buses.


September 7, 2012

U.S. DOT awards $3.5M for Maine commuter bus

The funding will help expand express commuter bus service that will make it easier for civilian and military personnel to get to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease International Tradeport, two of the area’s largest employment centers.


July 2, 2012

Feds unveil $29M in veteran transportation grants

The grants will support 64 projects in 33 states and the Northern Mariana Islands


May 29, 2012

CTA president signs veteran hiring order

As part of the policy, the agency’s goal is to attract at least a 20% pool of veterans during the application process for positions, including drivers, mechanics, engineers, managers and other workers.


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