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May 2008 APTA

Metro finishes well at APTA Roadeo

Drivers and mechanics from Metro finished fourth in the overall competition at the recent International Bus Roadeo sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Metros team missed finishing in the top three by just .01 point. The overall award is given to the bus operator and maintenance team that has the highest combined score.

Metro Operator Michael Grady was second in the Customer Service Challenge Awards, which judges professionalism, customer service skills, and problem-solving creativity. Metros Vehicle Maintenance team of Ryan Stringfellow, Leonard Emry and Larry Fitzpatrick also finished strongly, with a first in one contest and eighth overall in the maintenance competition.

The APTA roadeo is held annually to recognize the men and women who keep North Americas bus systems safe and efficient.

Updated: May 12, 2008