Bus Drivers

(NOC 7412)

Career Description

These workers drive buses and operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to transport passengers on established routes.

Duties May Include

Bus and streetcar drivers perform some or all of the following duties:

Drive buses or streetcars to transport passengers along established routes to local destinations;

Drive buses to transport passengers and goods to intercity or long distance destinations;

Drive sightseeing tour buses to transport passengers locally or over long distances, and may provide information on points of interest during trip;

Drive buses equipped for wheelchair accessibility, and aid passengers in boarding;

Provide passengers with information on fares, schedules and stops;

Collect fares, issue transfers, check bus passes and record transactions;

Report delays, mechanical problems and accidents;

May load and unload passengers' luggage.

School bus drivers perform some or all of the following duties:

Drive school buses to transport children between school and home or on excursions;

Ensure children's safety when boarding and leaving buses and crossing street while bus is stopped.

Subway train and light rail transit operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate subway or rail transit vehicles as part of two-person crew;

Observe signals at crossings and arrival and departure points;

Operate controls to open and close transit vehicle doors;

Report delays, malfunctions and accidents to control unit;

Direct passengers during emergency evacuation procedures.

Examples of Titles

Bus Driver
Ground Transportation Driver
Moter Coach Operator
School Bus Driver
Transit Operator

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Modified on May 10, 2012