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Overview

Bus Drivers drive busses to transport passengers short distances on scheduled intra-city services over established routes.

Day-to-day

  • checks pre-paid tickets and relevant forms of concession identification
  • issues tickets and provides change or discounted tickets based on concession identification provided by passengers
  • stops at stations and set locations to pick up and set down passengers
  • opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark
  • assists passengers with mobility issues to board or exit the bus
  • observes signals, road conditions, nearby traffic and prescribed speeds to ensure safety
  • monitors indicator gauges and reports on operating irregularities of the vehicle
  • checks time and adheres to timetables
  • may advise passengers on destinations
  • maintains conduct of passengers.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Bus Driver

Skills employers are looking for

  • Bus Driving

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • First Aid

  • Passenger Transport

  • Time Management

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