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August 2003 State

Metro bus on Roadeo course

For the second time in the past three years, King County Metro Transits very own Michael Grady is the Washington State Public Transportation Roadeo champion. Grady, a 22-year veteran driver out of Metro Transits East Base, scored 586 points out of a possible 600 while negotiating the 11 different driving challenges on a specially designed course in Spokane on Aug. 26. Grady also won the title in 2001, and with Donald Brady winning in 2002, this marks the third straight year a King County Metro driver has claimed the state title.

Gradys win is even more remarkable considering he was driving a New Flyer low-floor 40-foot bus, a bus he doesnt normally drive. Grady will now go on to represent the state of Washington in the National Bus Roadeo finals in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27.

The Metro team of Arvin Vulliet from North Base, Gerry McKenna from East Base, and Bryan Stites from Component Supply Center finished second in the state maintenance competition for the second consecutive year.

A King County Metro bus driver is once again the state roadeo driving champion. Watch a 2:10 minute video clip:

Updated: Jul. 21, 2006