Capital Metro Bus Operator Abdel Tenouri just picked up a sweet new title: International Bus Roadeo Champion. It has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?
Abdel, along with Bus Operator Arthur Murillo and Gary Hosea, Phillip O’Neal, and Ted Garcia from Vehicle Maintenance, competed in the International Bus Roadeo this past weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Last night at the awards banquet for the competition, Abdelkader Tenouri was named the 2010 International Bus Roadeo Champion, taking first place in the 35-foot bus category.
Capital Metro’s riders will now enjoy the safe and skillful driving of two international champions within the ranks of StarTran, as Abdelkader joins three-time international champion Arthur Murillo (2002, 2005, 2008). Arthur took fourth place in the 40-foot bus category this year.
Overall, Capital Metro took 6th place as a team, competing against the largest transit authorities in the nation.
Abdel has been driving for Capital Metro for the past 14 years. I highly recommend experiencing a bus ride with our champion Abdel behind the wheel–he is courteous, positive, skilled, and always safe. He’s currently driving route #350 Airport Blvd in the afternoon/evening, Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tell him Congratulations!