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BUS DRIVERS, TRANSIT AND INTERCITY
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Occupation Description:
 
  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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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Report delays or accidents.
  • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Load and unload baggage in baggage compartments.
  • Make minor repairs to vehicle and change tires.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Moderate-term on-the-job training (1 to 12 months)
 
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License Authority for Bus Driver (CDL):  (License details)
 
  Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT   006161
(860) 263-5700
email: mail@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dmv

 
License Authority for Commercial Driver's License (CDL):  (License details)
 
  Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT   006161
(860) 263-5700
email: mail@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dmv

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $44,096.00 $21.20 $15.20 $16.31 - $27.02
Hartford $43,131.00 $20.73 $15.74 $16.35 - $26.06
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,620 1,670 0.3% 26
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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