Ride On to Hold Annual Bus Roadeo

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For Immediate Release: 10/9/2015 On Saturday, October 10, Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system will hold its annual bus “Roadeo” where bus operators compete to demonstrate their driving skills. The winner of the competition will go on to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Bus Roadeo that will be held in May. Last year’s Ride On winner, Alex Folgar, placed seventh in the International competition. Bus operators are judged by their ability to successfully maneuver around 11 obstacles within seven minutes. Operators are also judged on personal appearance, smoothness of operations, their knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, safety habits, and how they perform a pre-trip bus inspection. The guidelines and judging criteria are specified by APTA. The Roadeo will be held at the Driver Training Facility, 9710-B Great Seneca Highway, Rockville. Volunteers and participants check in at 8:30 a.m., followed by the competition and judging. Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Acting Director Al Roshdieh and MCDOT Transit Services Division Chief Carolyn Biggins will present the awards at 12:30 p.m. This year’s participants competing as individuals are Leslie St. Lewis, Lawrence Marshall, George Agyekum, Patrick Simen, Julio Fernandez, Murid Omid, Eze Iheme and Carlos Nichoai. Team competitors are Tomeka Brown, Ana Fernandez and Warren Jackson. The public is welcome to watch the competition. # # # Release ID: 15-357 Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170


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