Sunday , March 19 2023


Website Chicago Transit Authority

Job Description:

Operates a bus over an established route adhering to predetermined schedule in a safe, efficient and courteous manner to allow passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares daily trip sheets and bus for service.
  • Drives bus and announces stops along routes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Operates lift to board and discharge disabled passengers.
  • Removes refuse and prepares bus for pull-out.
  • Contacts Control Center regarding all problems.
  • Inspects passes; ascertains appropriate fares.
  • Ensures that customers deposit only appropriate coins and bills into fare-box.
  • Inspects vehicle for lost articles.
  • Tallies various categories of boarding passengers by manually operating a recording device.
  • Issues and receives transfer cards (collects invalid transfer cards) and receives and returns fare-cards.
  • Announces cross streets and intersecting transit stops.
  • Enters tally numbers from recording device at beginning and end of run.

Job Requirements:

  • Required to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration.
  • Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with the following three endorsements: KNOWLEDGE, PASSENGER and AIR BRAKES.
  • Required to be standing changing destination and bus numbers, signs, helping people board bus, to walk to relief points, checking bus and sitting while driving bus.
  • Required to climb into vehicle and adjustment of mirrors, to balance, to stoop to adjust driver’s seat, to kneel, to crouch and to crawl.
  • Required to reach accepting and validating transfer cards and fare cards, adjusting mirror, to handle transfer and fare cards; steering wheel, to finger operating fare box, horn, punching transfers, to feel distributing and receiving transfer and fare cards, to talk announcing streets and answering passenger inquiries, to hear listening to traffic sounds, signal requesting stops, emergency vehicles, passenger questions and radio monitor.
  • Required to lift, to carry and to push of brake pedal and accelerator, windows and to pull door control latch.
  • Required to see near and far watching stopped vehicles, checking passes/cards and general traffic conditions viewing of traffic signals and riding passes.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent state and municipal traffic laws.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures relative to the operation of surface vehicles.
  • Must possess the skills necessary to accurately read and interpret bus schedules.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the preparation and usage of applicable transportation forms.
  • Required to speak in a clear and accurate manner.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the fare structure, transfer regulations and the rules and procedures governing Bus Operators.
  • Required to possess a knowledge of arithmetic.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Possess customer service experience or skills to provide outstanding customer service to passengers.

Job Details:

Company: Chicago Transit Authority

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Functions: Truck Transportation

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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