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Metro roadeo competitions are contests that test the skills and knowledge of Metros bus drivers. The contests challenge employees to keep their skills current, encourage continued mastery of all aspects of equipment operation, while setting an example for the best safety practices.
The first Metroadeo was held in 1977.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) sponsored:
Bus Operators and Mechanics from transit systems across North America participate in separate competitions which showcase their skills in safe driving and vehicle Maintenance.
The first APTA [external link] Bus Roadeo was held to test the safe driving knowledge and skills of the drivers. It was held October 19, 1976.
The first APTA-sponsored Bus Maintenance Roadeo was held in Washington, D.C. in 1988 after a successful demonstration at PACE in Chicago in 1987. There were separate maintenance and operator Roadeos from 1988 through 1997. The first combined Roadeo was held in New York in 1998.