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LYNX Prepares to Host State Roadeo

Posted: March 19, 2012 to January 28, 2013

The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will host the 2012 Florida State Bus Roadeo 9 a.m. March 24 at the LYNX Operations Center (LOC). Headlining the host agency’s participation will be Operator Pablo Perez, a three-time local winner and the defending international champion bus operator.

Operators and maintenance teams from10 public transit agencies across Florida will compete in physical and mental challenges testing their everyday workplace skills. Technicians will locate and troubleshoot planted defects on a bus, in an engine, in the A/C system and in the air brake system. Operators will identify bus defects and drive though a challenging obstacle course while being timed and judged in safety habits. The state event will be sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA).

In May, the state champion maintenance team and bus operator (Team Florida) will head to Long Beach, Calif., for the American Public Transportation Association’s International Bus Roadeo.  The training exercise will be sponsored by the FPTA.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

March 24

9 a.m. – noon

LYNX Operations Center

2500 LYNX Lane

Orlando, Fla. 32804

(Off Princeton Street near John Young Parkway.)

**The event is closed to the public.

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For more information please contact Matt Friedman, Manager of Media Relations, at 407-254-6206 or mfriedman@golynx.com.

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