International Bus Roadeo

A bus participating in the 1998 Regional Bus Roadeo in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The International Bus Roadeo is an annual bus driving and bus maintenance competition, or roadeo, hosted by the American Public Transportation Association.[1] A grand prize is given to the bus transit system with the highest composite bus operation and bus maintenance score.[2] The bus driving competition consists of an obstacle course.[3] For the bus maintenance competition, teams of mechanics must locate and fix defects in a number of bus power trains and other systems.

A decal announcing the fact that a bus is being operated by the winner of the 2015 MTA Bus Roadeo.

The International Bus Roadeo is the final competition in a system of qualifying roadeos held at the regional, state, and district levels. Bus operators from across North American are represented at the roadeo.[4] For instance, the Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority Roadeo winners go on to a state competition in Waco.[5] The winners of each regional or state roadeo go on to represent their region at the international roadeo.[6]

The 2016 International Bus Roadeo was held in Charlotte, North Carolina in May.[7]

  1. ^ "What Makes a Great Bus Driver, According to the World's Best". CityLab. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ "About the Roadeo". Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Q&A with Howard Yoder, COTA Bus Operator". Columbus Monthly. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  4. ^ "San Mateo County CA: SamTrans Roadeo Winners Heading to International Competition Next Year". San Bruno, CA Patch. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  5. ^ Flores, Caroline. "CCRTA hosts their annual Bus Roadeo". Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Edmonton Transit Bus Roadeo puts drivers to the test". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  7. ^ Cohen, Emily. "SEPTA king of the 'roadeo' bound for international bus-driving competition [video] — NewsWorks". Retrieved 30 March 2016.