The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) provided the New Hampshire Department of Transportation with $2 million in stimulus money to buy four buses. While the state will own them, the buses will be used by two commuter service bus companies, Boston Express and C&J Trailways. C&J Trailways will use the new buses to replace two older buses in their fleet, but will make no new hires. The other two buses will be used by Boston Express to add additional bus service
Two of the buses will replace C&J buses currently in service on I-95. C&J President Jim Jalbert confirmed to us in an interview Friday that his company would make no new hires in relation to receiving those buses.
The other two buses will be used by Boston Express to add new service. The number of new jobs created? “As many as four or five,” Jalbert said. They will all be bus drivers.
Two million dollars to create “four or five” bus-driver jobs? That’s as much as $500,000 per job.”