Schedule Maker

Prepare schedules for local or long-distance transportation systems.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$26,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Schedule Makers do?

Prepares schedules for local or long-distance transportation systems, such as bus or streetcar lines: Studies changing traffic situations and schedules of competing lines. Determines number of vehicles and trips to be run. Assigns vehicle operators to runs. Prepares schedules indicating times of arrival and departure of vehicles or cars at crosslines or junction points where transfer passengers can be picked up. Studies passenger riding patterns and traffic conditions. Establishes emergency and regular routes according to land topography and existing hazards. Arranges number of stops, length of route, and runs per shift for route, according to union-management contract and cost per mile. Prepares drafts of new schedules. Estimates costs of revised schedules.


Should I be a Schedule Maker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Master Scheduler, Schedule Checker, Scheduling Manager

    How to become a Schedule Maker

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