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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity - 53-3052.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Operator
  • Charter Bus Driver
  • Coach Operator
  • Motor Coach Driver
  • Motor Coach Operator
  • Transit Bus Driver
  • Transit Coach Operator
  • Transit Driver
  • Transit Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators
53-3050 Passenger Vehicle Drivers
53-3052.00 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Related Occupations


  • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
  • Announce stops to passengers.
  • Assist passengers, such as elderly or individuals with disabilities, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes.
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
  • Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations to ensure that passengers have a smooth and safe ride.
  • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions.
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • Load and unload baggage in baggage compartments.
  • Maintain cleanliness of bus or motor coach.
  • Make minor repairs to vehicle and change tires.
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Read maps to plan bus routes.
  • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Report delays or accidents.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Assist others during emergencies.
  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Provide customers with general information or assistance.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Record sales or transactions data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Armor Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewmember (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Bridge Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Senior Armor SNCO (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Coach Operator

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Driver, Day-Haul or Farm Charter
  • Mobile-Lounge Driver