Monroe Woodard will represent County Connection in the 2014 International Bus Rodeo sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA). The annual competition features the best of the best from transit properties across the United States and Canada – all vying for the coveted bragging rights. This year’s event takes place in Kansas City, MO in May.
Competitors must maneuver a 40-foot bus through an obstacle course consisting of 10 “problems” ranging from precise passenger stops, tight right and left turns, serpentine turns, and a judgment stop – just to name a few. Drivers are also judged on their appearance, safety skills and the smoothness of operation. If all this isn’t enough, they have just 7 minutes to complete the course.
He recently earned the top score in County Connection’s local “roadeo” event from a field of eleven APTA qualified competitors. Monroe has been driving for County Connection for 19 years, competing for the past 7-10 years to earn the top spot. This year he feels ready.
Good luck Monroe – we’re all rooting for you.