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Bus Roadeo Lassoes Skills & Community

July 22, 2019

Eugene, Or. (July 22, 2019) Lane Transit District’s annual Bus Roadeo brought employees together from one end of the bus yard to the other for competition and fun; all fueled by skill, community, pride, and delicious lunch on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

LTD employees ranging from the most experienced bus drivers to staff and administrative leadership showed their skills driving and maneuvering a 40-foot transit bus through an obstacle course in the Glenwood LTD bus yard. All drivers were scored based on their driving precision and the time it took for them to complete the various tests on the obstacle course. The top three place winners in each division were:


Shannon Phillips         578 points

Mike Funderburk        520

Nash Siegrist               513


Rick Remior    594 points

Brandon Russell          523

Anthony Jackson        496


Steve Parrott               392 points

Chris Ham                   327

Robin Mayall               205


Brian Penn                  519 points

Josh Schmit                492

Seth Hamlin                455

Members of the LTD maintenance department participated in teams of three. Each were charged to diagnosis and fix pre-determined problems with an engine, brake system, air conditioning unit, and a door in a set amount of time. Teams were scored on their diagnostic abilities and the solutions they prescribed and implemented to fix the issues with each system.

The top two maintenance teams were:

Team 1 – 1140 points

Kerry Cooper
Joe Means
Allen Shipp 

Team 2 – 900 points
Perry Crawford
Chris Ham
Doug Covey

Winner in the Master Driver category and the top Maintenance team will move on to the international bus roadeo competition in San Antonio, Texas May 2020.


About Lane Transit District (LTD)

LTD provides more than 10 million boardings per year on its buses and EmX Bus Rapid Transit line in Lane County, Oregon. Encompassing the Eugene-Springfield metro area, LTD is a special district of the State of Oregon and led by a seven-member board of directors appointed by Oregon’s governor. LTD also operates RideSource, a paratransit service for people with disabilities, and numerous transportation options programs to promote sustainable travel county wide.

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