Driving with RTP

RTP Driver

We are a non-profit para-transit agency that helps bring members of our community to where they need to go: to doctors’ appointments, to the grocery store, to school and so many more places.

The work we do is meaningful and the demand for our services continues to grow. Every day you get behind the wheel, you have the chance make a huge positive impact in someone’s day.

This is the great opportunity that you’ve been looking for, or if you’ve been craving doing something meaningful in the community.

What does driving with RTP look like?

Most of our vehicles are 12-passenger vans that can be driven by anyone with a standard Passenger Class C License. (You do not need a CDL). We do have a few vehicles which are operated by CDL drivers, namely the Lakes’ Region Explorer.


What you need to drive with RTP:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Have a Passenger class C license OR a CDL (CDL is not required)
  • Be a safe driver who will pass background checks, a DOT physical and drug screening
  • Be able to dedicate 24 hrs/week (three 8-hour shifts). Additional hours may be available.

Are other positions available?

If you’re excited at the idea of joining our team but feel that driving vans isn’t for you, you may be interested in our volunteer driving positions. Occasionally we may have other positions available, so be sure to follow us on Facebook to hear the latest and greatest!

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started driving with RTP is easy!

You can fill out our application or contact Human Resources at 207-615-0393.

RTP Driver Helping Man In A Wheel Chair Into Bus
RTP Van at Department Of Veterans Affairs Portland Maine
RTP Van at New England Rehabilitation Building

Clients come first here. So many of them are grateful for what we do. They have no other way to get to their appointments or shopping.

~ Ken Neptune

(RTP Driver for 24 Years)

Hi. I’m Dot. I’ve been with RTP for 27 years. It has been a great place to work. The bosses are compassionate. Everyone works well together. We do have extensive training, like CPR, safety training, defensive driving and many more sessions on various things. The drivers are a great bunch to work with and they help one another. As a driver, I’ve had clients from 2 months old to 98 years old! And it’s been a lot of fun. The clients are really cheerful and have wonderful stories to tell. The safety of our riders is the top priority for me. I’ve had a great career at RTP!” 

~ Dot O’Connell

(RTP Driver for 27 Years)