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Vehicle operations workers include the people that operate buses, trains, ferries, and other vehicles, as well as the people who ensure that these vehicles run safely and in accordance with published schedules, and include related technical trainers and security and police. Nearly 6 out of 10 jobs in the nation's large, urban, public transit agencies work in vehicle operations. Many more of these jobs can be found at smaller agencies and at other types of public transportation employers.
Vehicle maintenance workers are responsible for keeping the vehicles operated by public transportation organizations in good working condition. This includes cleaning, servicing, maintaining, repairing, and inspecting a variety of vehicles. Vehicle maintenance workers also include people who oversee the inventory of parts and tools, maintain and improve transportation systems, and provide related technical training. Nearly 2 out of 10 transit jobs are vehicle maintenance jobs.
Facilities, track, and road maintenance workers maintain the facilities and other equipment public transportation agencies own. These workers maintain rail and bus stations, including repairing elevator and HVAC systems and providing janitorial services. They also ensure that the infrastructure - the tracks and signals - for railroads and other modes of transportation are working properly. Just over 1 in 10 transit jobs are facilities, track, and road maintenance jobs.
Central services and administration workers manage business and planning tasks. This includes senior management workers in charge of managing strategic operations; route planning and scheduling workers who plan and time service delivery; capital project development and planning workers who oversee expansion and improvement projects; and public transportation business occupation workers who perform core business functions. Just 1 in 10 transit jobs are in central services and administration.