Bus Operator Mary Molina has been with Capital Metro for 13 years. She’s up next in the 40-ft bus category. She says she’s not nervous just yet. She’s been through this before. Seven times before, to be exact. Two years ago she took 3rd place at the state roadeo, and last year she took 2nd place… so she’s hoping to continue the trend.
Mary is not sure how she’ll do this year–she wasn’t able to practice the course beforehand. Although the challenges at the roadeo encompass the foundation of skills needed to drive a bus safely with passengers through all kinds of traffic conditions, the competition itself is quite technical. “Everything is a little different,” Mary says. “Your mirrors and your seat position are different. It’s challenging.”
Good luck, Mary!