Paratransit Roadeo

2020 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo

With the recent announcement from Gov. Ron DeSantis that all official travel for state employees has been suspended for 30 days, and his recommendation that large events be canceled in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, it is with great regret that we announce the rescheduling of the 2020 Florida Triple Crown Roadeo until a future date. We are working with the hotel to find another date that is suitable for all parties, but do not have these details at the moment.

We hope to be able to communicate to you very soon when the event will be rescheduled. In the meantime, please make plans to cancel your attendance in April. If you made a hotel reservation DIRECTLY with the hotel, please cancel that reservation ASAP with the hotel at 800-204-7234. If your hotel room was being handled by FDOT, you do NOT need to do anything at this time.

No refunds will be given at this time, as we are rescheduling the event to later in the year.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Florida RTAP Paratransit Roadeo Winners

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.