BUS DRIVER, TRANSIT AND INTERCITY

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Brief description

The position of transit and intercity bus driver consists of driving a bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. It also consists of assisting passengers with baggage, and collecting fares or tickets.

Tasks

  • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles;
  • Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes;
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers;
  • Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations to ensure that passengers have a smooth and safe ride;
  • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions;
  • Inspect vehicles, and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure;
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board;
  • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain a log book;
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort;
  • Report delays or accidents.

 

Qualifications and requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Ability to control operations of equipment or systems, to monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a bus is working properly;
  • Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying.

 

Competencies (in order of importance)

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others‘ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

 

 

Lines of communication

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Working conditions

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