Professionalism at its finest
The Metro Transit Bus Roadeo is an annual safety and skills competition for bus operators who volunteer to participate. It involves a written and behind-the-wheel test in which drivers navigate an obstacle course and execute maneuvers such as the “Serpentine,” “Offset Street” and “Rear Dual Clearance.” Champions can advance to state, regional or even international contests.
Metro Transit (then “MTC”) held the first bus Roadeo in the U.S. in 1975. The next year, it was adapted by the American Public Transit Association and developed into an international competition.