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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
District Of Columbia

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Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

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Currently Employed: 820

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $11.49 - $17.87

Typical Annual Salary: $23,900 - $37,200

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • 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.
  • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions.
  • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book.
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Report delays or accidents.

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