Under general supervision, the Bus Operator operates METRO buses to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedules, charters, and special services. Bus Operators are expected to interact with passengers in a professional, courteous and helpful manner as well as perform pre-trip inspections of assigned bus. Bus Operations should clearly understand the requirements for the job as stated on this job description, job posting, Labor Agreement, Employee Performance Codes and Work Rules. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
Responsibilities and Specific Duties
Upon hire full-time Bus Operators report to one of METRO’s five (5) facilities based upon the staffing needs of the facilities at the time of graduation. Full-Time Bus Operators will remain at the assigned facility for six (6) months unless there is a general sign-up or whichever occurs first. Full-Time Bus Operators shifts vary and may work holidays and weekends.
Operates METRO buses to transport passengers safely and courteously over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedules, and special services in accordance with METRO’s policies and procedures.
Picks up Bus Operator supplies (i.e. route signs, defect cards, etc.) before starting scheduled and unscheduled work assignments.
Inspects METRO bus equipment including wheelchair lift, bus radio system for defects and makes records of any defects on defect cards. Reports any malfunctions of the bus radio system to Bus Controller.
Deposits all temporary route signs, passenger count cards, defect cards, communication devices, schedules, public guides, etc. in proper receptacles.
Follows parking instructions and procedures upon returning Authority vehicles to garage facility, relief point and other designated locations.
Signs on and off the fare box, radio and other equipment as needed.
Complies with ADA requirements in delivering services.
Regulates heating, lighting and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
Complies with local traffic regulations.
Follows procedures for the collection and processing of fares and counting passengers.
Reports and properly follows up on all accidents or unusual incidents in and on, or near METRO buses.
Adheres to and remains in compliance with METRO’s Uniform Policy.
Maintains DOT card as required by METRO.
Adheres to the Labor Agreement, Employee Performance Code and Work Rules.
Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.