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Winnipeg Transit

Bus Operator Career Overview

  • Bus Operators are skilled professionals who provide safe, courteous service to the citizens of Winnipeg
  • If successful, it will be your responsibility to apply yourself in order to maintain or surpass the professional service currently being offered by the Winnipeg Transit Bus Operator workforce
  • As a Bus Operator you would operate a bus on established routes and time schedules with a varying number of stops
  • You will be responsible for collecting fares, responding to customer inquiries concerning transit information, and ensuring the safety of all customers
  • A career as a Bus Operator requires attentiveness, good judgment, safe driving habits, and an ability to deal with all kinds of people in varying circumstances
  • Items such as weather conditions, construction, traffic, difficult passengers and following a set schedule are just some of the challenges that the operator will face on a daily basis
  • Bus Operators must always be alert to prevent accidents, especially in heavy traffic or in bad weather, and to avoid sudden stops or swerves that may jolt passengers

As a Bus Operator, you’ll be working in highly stressful environments. You’ll be dealing with a large number of passengers per day, with a diversity of cultures and personalities. In addition, you will be constantly dealing with traffic, weather conditions, and congested streets while maintaining your schedule, without compromising safety. As a bus operator, you are expected to maintain a professional image at all times.