Paratransit Roadeo

2024 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo (Jacksonville, Florida – April 19-20)

It’s that time again – roundup your best drivers and technicians and come participate in the 2024 Florida Triple Crown Roadeo in Jacksonville. The Florida Triple Crown Roadeo combines the FPTA and RTAP roadeos into a single, colossal weekend honoring all of Florida’s paratransit and fixed route bus operators and maintenance technicians. Please note: The Paratransit Division will only include cutaway buses and the Paratransit Maintenance competitions.

The year’s 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 Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

The host hotel is the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk. Roadeo registration, orientation, training, written exams, the Friday evening reception, and the Saturday evening awards banquet will all be held at the host hotel.  The Saturday competition will take place at the JTA-Myrtle Campus, 100 N Myrtle Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Transportation from the host hotel to the JTA facility will be provided.

Sponsored registrants do not need to make their hotel reservations for Friday and Saturday evenings. The Roadeo Coordinators will make these reservations and notify the sponsored registrants with the confirmation detail.

The 2024 Roadeo Handbook and updated FAQs are available:

If you have any questions about the 2024 Florida Triple Crown Roadeo, please contact Stephanie Lewis.

2023 Paratransit Roadeo Winners

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Florida RTAP Paratransit Roadeo Winners

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Above and Beyond Award Winners

2012 Above & Beyond Award Winner Dottie Higgins, VOTRAN

2012 Above & Beyond Award Winner
Dottie Higgins, VOTRAN

Between 2004 to 2012, each year at the RTAP Florida Paratransit Roadeo, the Florida Department of Transportation Public Transit Office, with the assistance of Sure-Lok, Inc., selected and recognized an exemplary Florida paratransit operator for the “Above and Beyond Award.”

The purpose of the award was to honor a driver who consistently performed in an outstanding manner and showed great care and concern for passengers with special needs.

There were three primary eligibility criteria. They were:

  1. The driver took time on a regular basis to create a safe and secure environment for passengers with special needs,
  2. The driver properly secured the mobility aid and occupant restraints, and
  3. The driver demonstrated sensitivity toward individuals with special needs.
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