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Logan’s Tight Labor Market Leading To Reduction In Service On Bus Routes

Logan, like many other cities across Utah, is experiencing a tight labor market due to a low applicant pool for businesses to hire. Because of this, the Cache Valley Transit District announced its reducing service by 18% due to staff shortages.According to KUTV, CVTD CEO Todd Beutler estimates the district is down approximately 40 positions. He said the company is considering raising pay in order to attract applicants and increase service again. He said he’s doing market analysis to make sure the company is “staying competitive.” However, he doesn’t yet have a solution.


As of now, starting pay as a CVTD bus driver is $15 an hour with benefits. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!