VOTRAN hosts Triple Crown Roadeo

Posted On: April 17, 2018

Votran will host the annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo April 27 and 28 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The roadeo is a statewide skills competition for bus operators and maintenance technicians. 

The competition allows bus operators and mechanics representing various transit agencies throughout the state 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.  

Votran held an internal competition in March to determine who would represent the company at the statewide competition. Tracey McClary, a 16-year employee, will compete in the fixed route competition. Fred Schrader and Robert Ward will compete in the paratransit competition. Select Votran employees will also compete in the maintenance competition.

According to the Florida Public Transit Association’s website, 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.

otran will host the annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo April 27 and 28 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The roadeo is a statewide skills competition for bus operators and maintenance technicians. 

The competition allows bus operators and mechanics representing various transit agencies throughout the state 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.  

Votran held an internal competition in March to determine who would represent the company at the statewide competition. Tracey McClary, a 16-year employee, will compete in the fixed route competition. Fred Schrader and Robert Ward will compete in the paratransit competition. Select Votran employees will also compete in the maintenance competition.

According to the Florida Public Transit Association’s website, 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.