Many of my favorite bus and van operators will compete this weekend at the Capital Metro Roadeo (check the list of competitors behind the jump. Is your favorite on the list?). The competition allows our talented employees to strut their stuff and hone their technical and customer service skills, and allows all of us a chance to get to know one another as a Capital Metro family.
It’s the best event we do, in my opinion, and I look forward to it every year. It’s open to the public, too, so come on up to Leander Station and help me cheer our guys and gals, on Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Winners are announced at 2 p.m. The competition consists of a challenge course designed to test various driving skills, like the smoothness of the ride, how well you maneuver the bus through tight turns, etc.
There’s a mechanics competition, too, which occurs at Capital Metro’s headquarters garage on Friday.
Winners of the various categories will move on to a state level competition, and there’s national and international levels, too. We have two international champions in our midst, bus operators Abdel Tenouri and Arthur Murillo. Is your favorite bus or van operator competing? Wish ’em luck!
Jacinto Melendrez Jr.