Full-Time Mechanic

Lowell Regional Transit Authority   Lowell, MA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on March 19, 2021

THE LRTA IS NOW HIRING
A FULL-TIME MECHANIC
Must be 21 years old or older
with a clean driving record
Must have your own tools
CDL-B license is a plus
but not required
Other LRTA requirements
may apply
Competitive Pay Rate • Medical & Life Insurance

401K • And More!

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

About LRTA

Our Mission

To provide convenient, comfortable, safe, reliable, cost-effective mobility services contributing to the economic vitality of the region.

History

The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) began operations in late 1976, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 161B of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Authority is given general responsibility to develop, finance, and contract for the operation of mass transportation facilities and services within its territory.

 

How We Are Funded

The LRTA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts funded by federal, state and local monies, as well as farebox and advertising revenues. Our Annual operating budget is $10 million dollars, and  up to 75% of the net cost of service is provided by the state. Fareboxes cover about 15-30% of the overall operating costs. The city of Lowell and the Towns served by the LRTA buses pay an assessed amount, depending on the number of miles served in that city/town, and increases are capped at 2 1/2% per year.

Federal funds must be used for what are called capital projects, which means the funds can only be spent on tangible items such as equipment, preventive maintenance of vehicles, facilities and equipment, ADA services, facility improvements and purchasing vehicles. Operating expenses include items such as salaries, benefits, advertising and marketing expenses.