Snoqualmie Valley Transit needs new drivers, cancels routes

A staffing shortage has led Snoqualmie Valley Transportation to alter two of its looped routes and cancel one of its shuttle services until more drivers can be hired.

The bus company has six immediate openings for new drivers and anyone with a valid driver’s license is encouraged to apply.

“We’ve been so lucky to get such great people in the past and hope that some great drivers are in our future,” SVT Executive Director Amy Biggs said.

The shortage has forced SVT to cancel its Duvall-Monroe Shuttle and combine the Downtown and Ridge Loop routes in Snoqualmie. In the short term, SVT dispatchers have been driving routes and some retired drivers have been recruited to come back.

Those looking to apply must have a driver’s license, a clean driving record for the past five years, be vaccinated against COVID-19 and pass a federal drug test, including for marijuana. No speciality driver’s license is required.

Paid training is provided and drivers start at $16.26 per hour. All shifts are Monday through Friday. After 60 days of employment, drivers qualify for $950 a month worth of company-paid medical and dental benefits, as well.

To apply complete the form at at Then drop it off at 1308 Boalch Ave. NW, North Bend, or send it by email to You can also mail it to Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, P.O. Box 805, North Bend, WA, 98045.