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Public Transportation Operators

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There are approximately 681,400 bus drivers currently employed in the United States. About 73 percent are employed by a school system or a company that provides contract school bus service. The second largest group of bus drivers work for private and local transit systems, and the remainder work as intercity and charter drivers. There are approximately 10,730 subway and streetcar operators, located almost exclusively in major urban areas.

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