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Hi all. I'm signed up to take the #8006 bus operator test in April and was wondering if I need to have the Passenger endorsement already on my license before I take the test? I already have a Class A CDL for over a year. Thanks.

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Hi all. I'm signed up to take the #8006 bus operator test in April and was wondering if I need to have the Passenger endorsement already on my license before I take the test? I already have a Class A CDL for over a year. Thanks.

 

Like Gimmecks just said, no you don't. Call DMV. Or go there. To get the P endorsement, you will have to take another road test on a bus. I know this sounds absolutely crazy, but you do. The state makes money off of it.

 

Like I said, definatly call them. You don't want this to "bite you in the ass" when you go down to get the endorsement 1 week before you are hired.

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Thanks. I went to the DMV and they told me I had to take a written test to get the passenger endorsement. If I do that and pass, when does the other road test come into the picture? I'm confused.

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Thanks. I went to the DMV and they told me I had to take a written test to get the passenger endorsement. If I do that and pass, when does the other road test come into the picture? I'm confused.

 

Not sure when you have to take the road test. The only reason Im saying this is because I know someone in my training class that was 49 years old. He had a class A license, and he had to take a road test to get the passenger endorsement. If you go to dmv and they say no, then thats GREAT!

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Thanks. I went to the DMV and they told me I had to take a written test to get the passenger endorsement. If I do that and pass, when does the other road test come into the picture? I'm confused.

 

Hello eamarmolejos, i think if you take the written test like they told you and pass, then thats it , because thats what i did, i went to dmv and took the passenger written test and pass and i have my P endorsement on my license, but i think my case might be different from yours, as you already have your cdl A license i dont know if it is different as Chris says. good luck.

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If you have a class B license, with no passenger endorsement, then decide to get one, you don't have to retake the road test, if you took the first one in a bus. A class A is for Big Rigs, so I do believe you do have to take the written test, then you have to take a road test in a bus. Most with a class A have never driven a commercial vehicle in passenger service. Then again things change, so you might not have to. I would go down to the DMV, but best bet is to first call them and ask.

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well i`m taking the this test in april for CDL lincese you need passenger and air brake endorsments but when we all get the job which we really want then were on 1 year probation just let`s make that through then were good

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i'm new to this thread takin the test this saturday at Franklin K Lane HS at 3:30pm, should i be worried about cdl permit yet?? or will they give those who score well on this test enough time to get the permit. also do the mta have a class for cdl licenses like dsny or would i have to get the cdl on my own? any help greatly appreciated

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Don't worry about the cdl permit,you will have plenty of time to get it after the test. They are not going to start calling off list #8006 until both the #2005 and #2081 lists are done. I just have my cdl permit with the proper endorsements,I will be taking my 2nd road test on a school bus next month. I want to have my cdl before I get called,even though driving a school bus is different then driving a transit bus....one less test to worry about.

 

I will also be taking the test at Franklin Lane H.S at 3:30pm. What list # are you on DSNY exam #6063? I might not get called since my list number is in the mid 5,000's. As of now just 225 new hires for the DSNY this year. Good luck on the test wbsguy!

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I just have my cdl permit with the proper endorsements,I will be taking my 2nd road test on a school bus next month. I want to have my cdl before I get called,even though driving a school bus is different then driving a transit bus....one less test to worry about.

 

Only thing different is the front wheels. All other concept is the same. I know as my first job was with a cheese bus company, which then I went on to two coach companies, now at NYCTA as a B/O. Now just one more stop, and two positions to do. I find driving a transit bus and a coach easier due to the placement of the front wheels.

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are you vantastic? my list number for sanitation is 6,31* got a 97.5 on the 6063 test so it looks like 3 or 4 yrs before they even call me for the physical test

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Yeah,that is me,and you must be wannabesanitationguy right? lol...they are having a mass hiring which is why they are giving the test now(2008)instead of in 2010(every 4 yrs). The #2005 exam was in 2006,but the list is only around 4,000,the other list #2081 was from a mail in application(no exam taken).

 

From reading the threads in here they are going through both lists at a good pace. Chris posted a calling chart for #2005,it is on one of these threads in the begining.

 

We will get called for NYCTA before DSNY. I am going to take the next DSNY exam in 2011,hope for a much better score.

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Only thing different is the front wheels. All other concept is the same. I know as my first job was with a cheese bus company, which then I went on to two coach companies, now at NYCTA as a B/O. Now just one more stop, and two positions to do. I find driving a transit bus and a coach easier due to the placement of the front wheels.

 

DOB,you know what is also good about a transit or coach bus? The driver has a clear view of the road,with a school bus or truck you have the hood blocking your view.

 

I remember you saying that you drove on a flat nose cheese bus,you also spent the most time driving for campus coach lines. The pay and benefits from the MTA/NYCTA blow away the pay for private coach buses. You would have to say that mass transit bus operators make the most money in the world of bus drivers. The only bus driving job that sounds cool to me would be the ones driving the luxury coach buses for the professional teams.....I bet those runs are based on seniority or who you know.

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yes sir thats me, wannabesanitationguy, for this test i have been studying everyday like an hour just taking practice tests. for the sanitation test i didn't study at all. if they don't reach our list numbers (exam 6063) then i'll take the test again, so at least here we may actually get called within a year or so. anyway good luck and let me how you did.

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Same here,I have been studying every day as well. I didn't study for the DSNY exam because it was the 1st time I ever took that test and I also didn't know what was going to be on it.

 

We can check our answers online 1 month after the exam,who knows how long it will take the establish the eligibles list for exam #8006. Like I told you before if I have 3 years with the MTA and DSNY calls me in I will decline because after 3 years you will be making top pay(avg 60k yr base salary). Taking a 50% cut in pay is not for me. Hopefully they will change the pension to 20 yrs instead of 25,as far as pay comparision it is about the same. OT at DSNY isn't really steady.

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that makes sense, it would be tough to go from 60K to 30K a year, hey who knows this may be a bit more comfortable (driving a bus) then running around outside (rain, snow, cold weather) not to mention how that garbage would smell in the summer when the humidity is 95%, i'll still try for sanitation again. but if i get this then i'll have to make a decision.............. stay with TA or try again for DSNY......... anyway i'm just takin a break from studying, doin well on the practice tests, feeling pretty confident about tomorrow. so you mentioned that they were moving through those lists at a fast pace huh..... it seem there is less competition for this exam then for sanitation. also by the way, lets not count ourselves out just yet for the 6063 list. if the odds are 1 in 4 get hired and they need to hire about 2,500 that would mean that they may reach list numbers as high as 10,000. i belive from the last exam dsny called people with list numbers as high as 12,000 for the physical test.

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that makes sense, it would be tough to go from 60K to 30K a year, hey who knows this may be a bit more comfortable (driving a bus) then running around outside (rain, snow, cold weather) not to mention how that garbage would smell in the summer when the humidity is 95%, i'll still try for sanitation again. but if i get this then i'll have to make a decision.............. stay with TA or try again for DSNY......... anyway i'm just takin a break from studying, doin well on the practice tests, feeling pretty confident about tomorrow. so you mentioned that they were moving through those lists at a fast pace huh..... it seem there is less competition for this exam then for sanitation. also by the way, lets not count ourselves out just yet for the 6063 list. if the odds are 1 in 4 get hired and they need to hire about 2,500 that would mean that they may reach list numbers as high as 10,000. i belive from the last exam dsny called people with list numbers as high as 12,000 for the physical test.

 

Last test was in 2006,heard a little over 4,000 people passed out of around 7,000 that took it. DSNY,32,000 people took the test. I have no idea on the turnout for tomorrow,but with the economy heading south I expect a lot more applicants. No education requirements,no residency requirements. DOB2RTO drives in the bronx,he lets us all know how much he hates it,only 2 years on the job and he wants to get out to become a subway operator. I think driving a bus in Queens should be easier,try to avoid Manhattan at all costs.

 

Lets hope the hiring pace picks up at DSNY the next 3 years. Things can change,this layoff talk is just rumors,the union will fight it. It will cost the city in the longterm like it has in the past. They need to have a mass retirement,hopefully there will be a lot of snowstorms next winter. We shall see.

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that makes sense, it would be tough to go from 60K to 30K a year, hey who knows this may be a bit more comfortable (driving a bus) then running around outside (rain, snow, cold weather) not to mention how that garbage would smell in the summer when the humidity is 95%, i'll still try for sanitation again.

 

http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910. This should give you all future B/Os a chuckle.

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DOB2RTO drives in the bronx,he lets us all know how much he hates it,only 2 years on the job and he wants to get out to become a subway operator. I think driving a bus in Queens should be easier,try to avoid Manhattan at all costs.

 

 

Most like Manhattan. Just stay away from the M7 line. Time Square.

 

Here is rant of mine from long ago: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479

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