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Michigan public transit drivers to compete in 46th Annual Small Bus Roadeo

LANSING, Mich. – The 46th Annual Michigan Small Bus Roadeo is a statewide bus operators' skills test competition and training event to determine the best small bus public transit drivers in Michigan. Competitors must take a written test, navigate an obstacle course, assist a passenger using a wheelchair, and conduct a vehicle safety inspection at the event. The Roadeo reinforces safe driving habits and professionalism behind the wheel while ensuring passenger safety.

Approximately 35 bus drivers representing 15 transit agencies
Michigan Association of Transportation Systems (MASSTrans)
Michigan Public Transit Association (MPTA)
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Corporate sponsors

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (approximately)

Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI

Michigan transit agency managers, MDOT staff, and other volunteers will serve as judges. Winners will be announced at a dinner on Aug. 3. The top three winners will represent Michigan by competing in the National Bus Roadeo held at the Community Transportation
Association of America's (CTAA) annual expos. First, second, and third place winners will compete in the 2024 CTAA Roadeo in West Palm Beach, FL.

Carrie Thompson, Cadillac/Wexford Transit Authority, at 231-709-1899 or