VOTRAN hosts Triple Crown Roadeo

Posted On: March 31, 2017

Votran will host the annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo April 28 and 29 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The roadeo is a statewide skills competitions for bus operators and maintenance technicians. 

A bus driving obstacle course will be set up inside the Ocean Center from 3 to 5 p.m. April 27 for invited local media and leaders to test their skills and get a taste of what a bus operator does. Volusia County Council members, news media and invited guests will maneuver the course with an experienced Votran bus operator at their side. 

The roadeo competition provides bus operators and mechanics representing various transit agencies throughout the state the opportunity to show off their professional driving and maintenance skills as they challenge themselves and each other for first-place honors. Operators will participate in a written test and on-course competition, and maintenance technicians will take part in a written test and series of diagnostic tests.  

According to the Florida Public Transit Association’s web site, the annual competition contributes to the continued safety and training of bus operators and facilitates camaraderie among transit agencies from across the state. The winners will compete in the National Bus Roadeo, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association. 

The industry-sponsored event is a joint effort of the Florida Public Transportation Association, the Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Florida Association of Coordinated Transit Systems.