Lynx Prepares for Local Operator and Maintenance Roadeo

Feb. 17, 2015

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Lynx) operators and maintenance teams will begin their quest to earn local, state and international acclaim in the 2015 local Roadeo championship. The local competition will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Lynx Operations Center (LOC). The event is closed to the public.

Operators and maintenance teams will be put through physical and mental challenges testing their everyday workplace skills. Technicians will locate and troubleshoot planted defects on a bus, in an engine, in the A/C system and in the air brake system. Operators also will also identify defects in a bus and then drive though a challenging obstacle course while being timed and judged in safety habits.

The winners will move on to the state event April 11 at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority in Clearwater, Florida. This training exercise will be sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Public Transportation Association.  

In May, the state champion maintenance team and bus operator (Team Florida) will head to Fort Worth, Texas, for the American Public Transportation Association's International Bus Roadeo.