Palm Tran’s most qualified bus operators will have their skills put to the test in Palm Tran’s inaugural “bus roadeo” competition on Saturday, May 18 at a parking lot at the Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue campus, located at 405 Pike Road.
The bus roadeo, held in conjunction with MV Transportation and First Transit, will feature driving skill challenges, obstacle courses and pre-trip inspection evaluations. Winners will be announced in Palm Tran’s fixed-route and paratransit divisions.
The concept of a bus roadeo is rooted in a history spanning back to 1937. The name “roadeo” was inspired from traditional rodeo competitions.
In previous years, Palm Tran staff attended the International Roadeo Competition held by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Palm Tran’s inaugural roadeo will bring that friendly competitive atmosphere to Palm Beach County.
“Our bus operators are on the roads overcoming challenges and putting safety at the forefront daily,” Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton Forbes said. “We wanted to grant them an opportunity to show off their talents and receive well-deserved recognition.”
Popular on-air personality Reggie Dee from X102.3 will be present alongside emcee Barry O’Brien. For more information, visit www.palmtran.org.