Buses are large vehicles that are used for various types of transportation. They can hold a large amount of people in the seats and that makes for less vehicles on the road. It also helps to reduce pollution. Many large cities have buses as a method of public transportation. People can go to a bus stop and get a ride where they want to go. In many of the bigger cities such as New York people don't even own their own cars.
One of the most common types of buses out there are the yellow school buses. They are in place to pick up children before school and to drop them off again. The guidelines for riding a bus vary by location. In some areas you must live at least one mile from the school in order to get a bus pass. Some children can ride the bus only after school in order to get to a child care facility. School buses are also used for taking students on field trips and to sporting events.
Charter buses take people on long rides for travel. They often have an agenda and scheduled stops along the way. This is a great way for a person to be part of a group and to travel with others. It beats having to drive on your own and to not having anyone to share the experiences with. Some charter bus vacations can be a month or more in length and they cover a great deal of ground.
There are also buses that a person can take to travel from one location to the next. While bus routes like these are becoming less common they do still exist. They often have cheap fares and it can be more affordable than taking an airplane. It is also a better choice if you aren't going a great distance and you aren't in a hurry to get there.
In order to legally drive a bus you must have a Commercial Driver's License known as a CDL. Many employers require a bus driver to pass a background check and to submit a copy of their driving record. Since the driver is responsible for all the people on the bus it is important to make sure they are well qualified for the job.