Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
On the Job
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers drive buses or motor coaches. They drive regular routes. They may assist passengers with baggage, and collect bus fares or tickets.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Drive passenger vehicles.
- Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
- Inspect motor vehicles.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Read maps to determine routes.
- Provide customers with general information or assistance.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
- Assist others during emergencies.
- Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
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