For Immediate Release
May 17, 2022
Fairfax Connector Operators and Maintenance Professionals excelled at the Virginia State Bus Roadeo last month. The Roadeo tests the skills and expertise of Virginia transit agencies’ bus operators and maintenance crews in a timed competition.
- Bus Operator Competition: Bus operators drive through an obstacle course that includes turns and navigating tight spaces in either a 35-foot or a 40-foot bus. Operators are judged on safety, the skill with which they maneuver around obstacles, successful completion of a pre-trip inspection, and the appearance of their uniforms.
- Maintenance Team Competition: Mechanics compete to identify and diagnose a range of mechanical issues across multiple vehicle systems including engine, transmission, electrical, HVAC system and brakes.
First Place Win – Congratulations to the Fairfax Connector/Transdev Maintenance Team
The Fairfax Connector/ Transdev Maintenance Team placed first in the maintenance team category and will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the International Bus Roadeo next year. The winning team (pictured below) includes Oscar Matamoros, A-Tech, Herndon Division; Martin Lopez, A-Tech, West Ox Division; and Mario Llamas, A-Tech, Huntington Division.