Portland, OR (May 2, 2024) – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 International Bus Roadeo, an event recognizing the skill and professionalism of public transit bus operators and maintenance crews.

This year’s competition took place in Portland, OR, where 76 bus operators and 46 maintenance teams demonstrated their abilities in various driving, safety, and repair scenarios. From precision maneuvers to brake and door repairs, participants showcased their skills before a panel of judges.

“The APTA Bus Roadeo is a celebration of excellence, and this year’s winners have truly demonstrated the highest caliber of skill and professionalism in public transit operations,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The commitment to safety and customer service displayed by all participants sets a standard for the industry. Congratulations to all and thank you for advancing public transportation.”

The winners of the 2024 International Bus Roadeo are:

  • Grand Champion: Intercity Transit, Olympia, WA

First Runner Up: Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH

Second Runner Up: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA

  • First Place Operator: Robert Wood, Intercity Transit, Olympia, WA

Second Place Operator: Matt Chomjac, Community Transit, Everett, WA

Third Place Operator: Gabriel Beliz, Ben Franklin Transit, Kennewick, WA

 

  • First Place Maintenance Team: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA

Second Place Maintenance Team: AC Transit, Oakland, CA

Third Place Maintenance Team: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

 

  • USSC Pre-Trip Inspection Winner: Garner Andres, AC Transit, Oakland, CA
  • Wabtec Vapor Door Winner: AC Transit, Oakland, CA
  • MCI/New Flyer Multiplex Winner: VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX
  • Thermo King HVAC Winner: San Mateo County Transit District, San Carlos, CA
  • Custom Training Aids Brake System Winner: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cummins/Voith Power Train Winner: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Cummins/Allison Power Train Winner: Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC
  • USSC Vehicle Inspection Winner: Intercity Transit, Olympia, WA
  • Gillig Written Test Winner: Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA

For more information, visit www.apta.com.

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