In order to qualify for a job as a transit and intercity bus driver, applicants must pass a special driving test to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills to safely operate a transit bus, which is typically significantly larger and longer than other vehicles. In addition to being capable of driving a multi-passenger bus, drivers also must be calm, even-tempered, alert, and able to juggle multiple mental tasks at the same time without becoming flustered or emotionally agitated; this ensures that drivers will be able to operate the bus, handle the entering and exiting of many passengers, and cope with the demands of traffic and infrastructure issues.
Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Tasks
Maintain good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers.
Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes and fares.
Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.