The International Bus Roadeo includes competition events for both bus operators and bus mechanics.
Awards are given in each practice area and there is an overall grand prize for the transit system with the highest
combined score for the bus operator and bus maintenance team.
The International Bus Roadeo Competition takes place the Sunday prior to APTA’s Bus and Paratransit
Conference. Roadeo activities begin on the Friday before the conference with an orientation and culminate on
Tuesday night at the Roadeo Banquet.
The International Bus Roadeo Committee’s goals are to provide the most equitable competition possible,
encourage the highest degree of professionalism in bus operators and mechanics, and build camaraderie among all
those who compete. Through sportsmanship and pride of work, the APTA International Bus Roadeo stands as a
symbol of the important role bus operators and mechanics play in providing transit’s customers with safe, reliable
We look forward to your support and participation in this year’s International Bus Roadeo competition.