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I recently just moved to NY from Pennsylvania. I have a class B license with a P endorsement permit. My question is, does NYCT MTA bus have a living in NY time frame? 1yr, 2y? Or does it not.

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I recently just moved to NY from Pennsylvania. I have a class B license with a P endorsement permit. My question is, does NYCT MTA bus have a living in NY time frame? 1yr, 2y? Or does it not.

3 years with an NY Driver license of any type.

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New2this - Your question and the information you provided is somewhat confusing. To help you and anyone else that happens upon this post:

 

1) There is currently no residency requirement for any bus operator title in TA/OA/BC.

 

2) Your driver's license must be VALID in the State of New York for a minimum of three years before you are hired!
 

a) If you can operate a motor vehicle with a license issued from the United States state/commonwealth of  insert name of state/commonwealth here in the state of New York for the past three years, then your license is valid in the state of New York. You may be considered for the position of bus operator within the MTA.

 

b) If you have less a valid driver's license, regardless of state of issuance for less than three years, then you must wait until you meet the three year requirement to be considered for the position of bus operator within the MTA.

 

3) If you have a VALID Commercial Driver's License (NYS A/B or equivalent with Passenger endorsement and air brakes)  in addition to the three year driver's license requirement, then you may be considered for a bus operator position within the MTA. To clarify, you can have your CDL for a day and a regular NYS-D class or NYS-equivalent D-class for the previous 2 years and 364 days and still meet the requirement.
 

4) If you do not have a Commercial Driver's License then, onlyNew York State Commercial Driver's Permit (CDP) Class B, with passenger endorsement and air brakes is the only permit that is acceptable to the MTA to be hired, in addition to the three year driver's license requirement.

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161newyork thanks for your reply. I moved to NY a few months ago. I do have my NY commercial license. Does that disqualify me? ....what i understand from reading your reply,is that the answer is, no? Thanks again for your help.

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If you have a NYS CDL (Class A or B) with Passenger (P) endorsements and air brakes and you had a license (regular + CDL) for a minimum of three years then you are good to go!

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In addition to what I said, 161NewYork should have you squared away. And as he said, you are definitely good to go. Actually have an advantage because of the type of licence you have.

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Question, I recently got a letter in the mail to come and fill out paperwork for the part time bus operator position I have my cdl class B permit with air and P endorsements, but the problem I got two violations on my record one in may of 2015 for a wrong turn which gave me 2 points and the second one in 2016 for speeding and that added 6 more points so all together it makes 8 points. I took the point reduction course and paid the fines. Is it possible for them to still hire me? Any feedback would be highly appreciated.

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Question, I recently got a letter in the mail to come and fill out paperwork for the part time bus operator position I have my cdl class B permit with air and P endorsements, but the problem I got two violations on my record one in may of 2015 for a wrong turn which gave me 2 points and the second one in 2016 for speeding and that added 6 more points so all together it makes 8 points. I took the point reduction course and paid the fines. Is it possible for them to still hire me? Any feedback would be highly appreciated.

 

First of all, what is your list number? In an effort to hide our identity, you can be vague and not specific. Like my list # is in the 200's (which is from 200 to 299) and I plan on doing to Livingston Street on Friday, myself. I'll probably be wearing a yellow Green Meadows Farm t-shirt if anybody recognizes me...

 

As far as the violations/points: The maximum amount of points you can have on your license is four [4] and those point reduction courses do not count, as far as the TA is concerned. Therefore, they are not going to be able to hire you...sorry...

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