Bus Roadeo Lassoes Skills & Community
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 2 – 900 points
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.