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Please contact FPTA Executive Director Lisa Bacot at (850) 878-0855 or lisabacot@floridatransit.org if you have questions, want to provide a sponsorship, or inquire about late registrations.

General Information

2018 Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo (Daytona Beach, Florida)
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village
100 N. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
(386) 254-8200

Roadeo Information

Florida’s transit professionals are heading to Daytona Beach, Florida, the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2018 for the 2018 Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo. 

It’s that time again – roundup your best drivers and technicians and come participate in the 2018 Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo in Daytona Beach Florida.  The Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo combines the FPTA and RTAP roadeos into a single, colossal weekend honoring all of Florida’s paratransit and fixed route bus maintenance technicians and bus operators.

The annual event is a joint effort of the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA), the Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the Florida Association of Coordinated Transit Systems (FACTS), and hosted by Votran.

There will be training opportunities for the participants. Then the bus operator participant’s skills will be tested with a written test and the on-course competition.  The maintenance technicians will face similar challenges with a written test and a series of diagnostic tests.

As always, the event will end with an Awards Banquet that will crown and recognize our champions in the paratransit van and cutaway divisions, the fixed route bus division, and the maintenance technician’s team competition. This year a new paratransit maintenance competition has been added, in which one paratransit maintenance technician from each transit agency is eligible to compete.

The 2018 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo will be hosted by Votran.  The host hotel is the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village at 100 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL  32118. 

Registration, orientation, training, written tests and the Friday evening reception and Saturday awards banquet will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach hotel.  All competitors should report to the Hilton Daytona Beach on Friday morning at 11:00 am for their mandatory orientation meeting.

The Saturday competition will take place across the street from the hotel at the Ocean Center.

NOTE: In the event that any of the operator competition events do not have a minimum of (8) registrants, that event will be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, registered contestants will be given the opportunity to compete in another division or receive a refund of their registration fee.

To register, simply click on the "REGISTER " on the top right of page and you will be transferred to the 2018 Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo online registration system.

Sponsored registration fees of $75 (covering all roadeo meals plus two hotel nights) will be provided to most participants and agency representatives.

The following provides a listing of eligible “Sponsored Registrants” from each agency:

  • Each Florida Paratransit agency is eligible for up to four (4) sponsored registrations - two operator participants and two agency representatives/judges.
  • Fixed Route agencies are permitted one operator participant and one supervisor.
  • For the Maintenance Technicians, each FPTA transit agency can register up to three (3) fixed route maintenance technicians, up to two (2) paratransit maintenance technician, and one (1) support person.
  • The new Paratransit Maintenance competition will again take place, in which up to two (2) paratransit maintenance technicians from each transit agency is eligible to compete on an individual basis.

Sponsored participants do not need to make their hotel reservations – the Roadeo Coordinators will make your reservations when your roadeo registrations are received. Sponsored participants are responsible for their travel and incidental expenses.

Non-sponsored participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations and are responsible for all other expenses (travel, hotel, incidentals, etc.)

Non-sponsored registration fees of $150 are available for additional participants, judges, and other attendees are welcome. The $150 registration fee will cover all roadeo meals, including the Saturday evening awards banquet.

Extra event and meal tickets for family members and guests are available. Please indicate during the registration process if you will be needing extra tickets and you will be contacted regarding specific types, quantities, and payment process. These events/meals are included for the individuals registered as sponsored and non-sponsored registration categories. Extra tickets are only required for non-registered persons if they will be participating in these events.

These are the events/meals and their prices, including a Combo Packet of all four tickets:

  • Friday Evening Reception @ $30 each
  • Saturday Breakfast @ $25 each
  • Saturday Lunch @ $25 each
  • Saturday Awards Banquet @ $55 each
  • Combo Packet (all four tickets) @ $120 each

Disclosure for Fixed Route Champions:

As customary, the winners in the Fixed Route Bus and Maintenance Technicians will be sent at no expense to compete in the National Bus Roadeo sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The Roadeo organizers have been notified that:

To participate in the APTA International Bus Roadeo the participant's transit system must be an APTA transit system member or CTAA member. Additionally, APTA Bylaws state that APTA Management Company or State Association membership shall not take the place of the transit system membership. All registrations will be verified for transit system or CTAA membership and will be subject to cancellation.

Paratransit winners will be sent at no expense to compete in the National Paratransit Bus Roadeo sponsored by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA).