Urban and regional transit systems, commuter rails, ferryboats, interstate buses, motor coaches, taxicabs, and school buses - all require trained, safe drivers and operators as well as mechanics, dispatchers, and others to transport adults and children.
What does it take for you to become a member of a Transit Transportation employee team?
Many transit employers require that driver applicants be at least 18-years of age, have a good driving record, and have the ability to pass a written examination. Federal and state regulations may require drivers of multi-passenger vehicles to hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from their state of residence. Employers also often prefer candidates who are high school graduates.
Today, nearly a million drivers, operators, mechanics, dispatchers, managers, and others work throughout the U.S. Transit Transportation industry. Most work full-time, but good part-time jobs are also available, especially in the school bus sector. Wages and benefits vary by the type of passenger transportation system and location, with local governments and urban transit systems often offering the highest pay scales.
Note that employment opportunities for new, entry-level workers in Transit Transportation are expected to be better than the average when compared with all U.S. occupations over the next 10-years.
For information about how to obtain a regular (Class A) driver's license or a CDL (Class C) license, contact a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in the State where you live.
So why wait until tomorrow, why not take a closer look right now!
The following site has information on transit. We highlight the sites and the content we think you'll find useful as you explore your career options in this area of transportation.
For a quick overview of what each site below offers, click the link.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.