Subway and Streetcar Operators
On the Job
Subway and Streetcar Operators operate subway or elevated trains to transport passengers. They may also handle fares.
This career requires good eyesight and good hearing.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Drive passenger vehicles.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
- Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
- Monitor traffic signals.
- Monitor vehicle movement or location.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Prepare accident or incident reports.
- Record operational details of travel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequent contact with others.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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