Paratransit Roadeo

2023 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo

It’s that time again – roundup your best drivers and technicians and come participate in the 2020 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo in Orlando. 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 operators and maintenance technicians.

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 LYNX.

The host hotel is the Rosen Centre. 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 LYNX Operations Center, 2500 Lynx Lane, Orlando, FL 32804. Transportation from the host hotel to the LYNX 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.

Registration is Open

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2023

2019 Paratransit Roadeo Winnters

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.