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Fixed Route Drivers

Department: Fixed Route Starting Pay: $12.49 during training (8 weeks). $13.25 after completion of training

Union: Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Start Date: September 2016

General Summary

Under general direction, operates motor coaches to transport passengers over specified routes in a safe, efficient and courteous manner. Responsible for collecting fares and completing necessary inspections and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates motor coaches subject to departmental rules, regulations, schedules and local and state traffic regulations. 
  • Maintains professional image and performs duties in a courteous, friendly manner emphasizing positive customer relations. 
  • Inspects and tests vehicle equipment prior to each run to ensure vehicle safety. 
  • Reports equipment and maintenance problems or concerns to appropriate management personnel. 
  • Responsible for the safe loading, transport and unloading of passengers. 
  • Provides schedule, route, fare, directional and general information to customers.   
  • Responsible for collecting proper fares, inspecting passes, receiving and issuing transfers. 
  • Assists passengers, particularly elderly and handicapped persons, in boarding or exiting vehicle as necessary. 
  • Posts appropriate route and destination signs in vehicle. 
  • Removes ice, snow and slush from platforms. 
  • Maintains proper lighting, heating and ventilation on vehicle. 
  • Responsible for inspecting bulletin board daily for directives, policy and procedure announcements. 
  • Maintains trip sheets and other forms as required. 
  • Submits written reports on accidents and may be required to serve as witness regarding same. 
  • Maintains reasonable order aboard the coach. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License. 
  • Less than four points on driving record in last five years. 
  • No suspensions, revocations or restrictions within past 60 months (5 years).
  • High school graduate or commensurate. 
  • Four years work experience; two years of which have been as a bus driver, heavy truck driver or in a sales or public relations capacity. 
  • Successfully completes written and oral examination. 
  • Meets physical requirements as specified by the Federal Department of Transportation for Coach Operators. 
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend written directives and service information. 
  • Ability to perform arithmetical calculations and maintain reports.
  • Ability to work in a time-structured environment under minimal direct supervision. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work with the public. 
  • Ability to exercise sound and quick judgment in solving problems. 
  • Basic mechanical aptitude helpful.


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