Supervisors of railway transport operations supervise, co-ordinate, and schedule the activities of workers who operate trains, drive locomotives in railway yards, and perform other duties related to railway operations. They also train staff in job duties, safety procedures, and company policy.
Supervisors of motor transport and other ground transit operators supervise, co-ordinate, and schedule the activities of workers who operate trucks, buses, subway trains, light rail transit, taxicabs, and other transport vehicles.
Bus dispatchers dispatch bus drivers and monitor routes to make sure that drivers meet schedules. They also resolve operating problems.
Subway traffic controllers operate and monitor signal/track switch control panels.
1. To be a supervisor in a railway or motor transportation occupation, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. You usually need several years' experience in your industry, either in railway operations or as a driver of motor transport or ground transport equipment.
3. To be a supervisor in railway transport operations, you need various railway operating certificates.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Computer-related courses
3. English (Communication)
The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Railway and Motor Transportation Occupations is $21.89/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.