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Pinellas transit authority bumps up pay for bus operators to $16 per hour

August 18, 2021 - On Wednesday, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board unanimously approved a contract to raise wages for bus operators to $16 per hour. It was previously $15 per hour. The increase is effective Oct.1 and will impact 490 employees who serve as bus operators, are in the maintenance crew and in customer service.  The workers can expect another increase to $16.50 per hour after the first six months. After four-and-a-half years, the pay per hour will have increased to $27.55.   

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