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Crème De La Cap Metro

Local bus drivers rock Texas State Bus Roadeo

By Lee Nichols, Fri., April 8, 2011

Crème De La Cap Metro
Photo courtesy of Capital Metro

Bus driving: More than a job, it's a sport. Capital Metro is crowing because its operators and mechanics took home half of the trophies awarded at the Texas State Bus Roadeo in San Antonio on April 3. The Roadeo is a competition that "showcases the skills of operators and mechanics and fosters safety, professionalism, and general excellence in transit operations," the agency says. Cap Metro took two firsts, two seconds, and two thirds, and bus operator Amos Underwood (pictured), competing in the 40-foot-bus competition, was named the overall champion. Underwood and his colleagues – Arthur Murillo, Jaime Ayala, Rylan Foley, and Phillip O'Neal – will compete in the International Bus Roadeo in Memphis, Tenn., on May 22, and paratransit operators Wally Acosta and Ted Ward will go to the National Community Transporta­tion Roadeo in Indianapolis on June 5.

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