About the International Bus Roadeo

The International Bus Roadeo is a unique learning opportunity for operators and maintenance teams to engage with other transit agency professionals up close and personal. The Roadeo is a competition of driving skills and maintenance disciplines; it is a training and networking opportunity for all attendees. As part of the Mobility Conference (new, enhanced Bus & Paratransit Conference), there are multiple training sessions for operators, maintenance teams, and supervisors. Send your champions to be challenged at the 2019 International Bus Roadeo.

Who should attend: bus operators, maintenance teams, and their supervisors

The 2019 International Bus Roadeo is scheduled for May 17-21, 2019, at the Galt House, 140 N. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202.​​​​​

Breaking News

​​For the first time in more than 25 years, the APTA International Bus Roadeo is going to feature a single bus size for the competition. The International Bus Roadeo Committee voted to use one bus size for he next two years. This pilot program will assist the host property in preparation for the roadeo. Per the rules of the event, agencies can send one operator, but in the past, agencies could choose to compete in either the 35-food category or the 40-foot category​. The 2019 roadeo will feature the 2016 40-foot Gillig low-floor bus.

  • Each agency is allowed only one operator.
  • The bus for the 2019 International Bus Roadeo will be the 2016 40-fooot Gillig low-floor bus
  • If you are competing in the Roadeo as a state winner, then you must be registered by the state association and your transit agency. 

CTAA Bus Roadeo

Interested in competition on a smaller bus or paratransit vehicle? Learn more about The National Community Transportation Roadeo the only national venue to honor and celebrate the value of rural and community transit operators. The CTAA driving course includes three competitions: Body-on-Chassis (BOC) vehicles, often known as cutaways; 15-passenger Vans; and, Minivans. APTA members receive CTAA member rates to participate! (CTAA members likewise receive APTA member rates for our International Bus Roadeo).​​

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