Triangle Transit drivers advance to statewide Roadeo

Thanks to their skills, five Triangle Transit drivers are going to Wilmington for the 2011 NCDOT/NCPTA Bus and Van Roadeo!

Bus Category 

First Place- Demetrius Hyman

Second Place – Larry Villines

Third Place – Geraldine Snipes

Van Category

First Place – John McNair

Second Place – Ronald Alexander

The 3rd Annual Regional Bus Roadeo was held at Chapel Hill Transit on Sunday, April 10, 2011.  Triangle Transit and 10 other transit systems participated in the roadeo– Chapel Hill Transit (CHT), Capital Area Transit (CAT), Cary (C-Tran), Chatham Transit Network (CTN), Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA), Durham City Transit Company (DCTC), Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST), Guilford County Transportation and Mobility Services,  Wake Coordination Transportation Services and Wilson County Transportation Services (WCTS).

In order to even compete contestants must have worked as a driver for a year or more and have no accidents or disciplinary actions on record.

In addition to a written test on emergency procedures, operators navigated through an obstacle course and competed in other events that tested their skills at performing pre-trip safety inspections and securing a wheelchair on board the van or bus.

Good luck to the winners!

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