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Public Transportation Operators

Overview

Public transportation operators include drivers of school buses, intercity buses, local commuter buses, and local transit railway systems, such as subways and streetcars. Many drivers run a predetermined route within a city or metropolitan area, transporting passengers from one designated place to another. Intercity drivers travel between cities and states, transporting passengers and luggage on more lengthy trips. Some public transportation operators are required to handle additional special duties, such as transporting passengers with disabilities. There are approximately 665,000 bus drivers and 12,600 subway and streetcar operators employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Realistic

Career Ladder
Dispatcher or Station Manager

Supervisor

Experienced Driver

Part-Time, Substitute Driver