The last time I checked there was only one passenger line - Amtrak.
Here is a link to their current job postings: http://amtrak.teamrewards.net/TR_PublicWeb/index.jsp
Here is the job description for Assistant Passenger Conductor. There is a lot more to it than leaning out the door and shouting, "ALL ABOARD" and collecting tickets.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Works a variety of hours within a 24/7 transportation environment. Assists the Conductor in the safe movement of trains by adhering to applicable operating rules/practices. Assists the Conductor in the oversight of all on-train employees in service delivery by adhering to the Corporations service standards. Ensures all revenue documents (cash, credit card receipts, proof of payment) are collected/verified in accordance with designated tariffs. Ensures safety of passengers and crew by adhering safety rules. Thinks and functions independently utilizing clear and effective verbal communication skills to interact with passengers, crew members, and others jointly responsible for safe and efficient train movements and customer service.
Works in either a passenger or non-passenger operation (including yard duty and work trains). Secures movement orders and ensures clear understanding by operating crew. Ensures pre-determined service requests are understood and carried out. Maintains understanding of operating characteristics and practices including physical characteristics, safety rules, air brake rules, electrical instructions, equipment trouble-shooting practices, and emergency procedures. Physically moves between and around train cars manipulating and lifting heavy air hoses and electrical cables. Safely rides the side of train equipment, getting on and off equipment, as required. Assists the Conductor in submission of various reports to record movement delays, unusual occurrences, passenger inconveniences, and mechanical defects. Assists in boarding and detraining of passengers, baggage, express shipments, and mail. Makes customer service announcements. Provide information about train service to include passenger connections. Makes special arrangements in case of service failure. Ensures each passenger ad proper fare. Ensures safe and orderly passenger conduct.
High school diploma or GED required. Some college or vocational training preferred.
Some work experience exhibiting responsibility, initiative, and other leadership characteristics. Must demonstrate clear, effective verbal communication skills. Must have satisfactory attendance and safe work record. Prefer experience in a customer service role that includes cash handling, as well as a work history demonstrating the ability to adapt to variable work hours. Prefer some mechanical experience/knowledge. Prefer some leadership/supervisory experience.
Applicants for the position of Assistant Passenger Conductor must be willing and able to:
Work in all types of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, snow, and rain.
Perform duties in an environment requiring physical agility in order to easily get off/on train equipment, manipulate self between cars, bend, reach, stoop, easily and safely ride the side of trains, and lift a variety of equipment.
Report for work on short notice and work weekends and holidays.
Successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening.
Submit to and pass periodic medical examinations as well as random drug and alcohol screenings.
Pass a pre-interview assessment to determine cash handling and customer service skills.
If selected, the incumbent will be required to successfully complete a eight-week training course including classroom instruction and fieldwork followed by extensive qualifying and on the job training associated with the associated with the assigned crew base.
RATE OF PAY:
Training rate: $15.00 per hour