2018 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo

It’s that time again – roundup your best drivers and technicians and come participate in the 2017 Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo in Daytona Beach, Florida hosted by Votran.  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 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).


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 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 11:00am for their mandatory orientation meeting.   The Saturday competition will take place across the street from the hotel at the Ocean Center.  


The “2017 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo Guide for Contestants and Judges” and the detailed scheduled of events are currently being finalized.  When updated, they will be posted on the Roadeo Guide and Roadeo Schedule tabs at the top of the page.   ROADEO REGISTRATIONS MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 31st!   VENDORS: All Vendors interested in participating, providing sponsorships, or providing door prizes should review the “Vendor Tab” at the top of the page.   FINAL DISCLOSURE FOR THE 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.  


Payment Instructions

  • Payments can be made by credit card, checks or purchase orders.   All checks and purchase order payments should be made payable to the “Florida Public Transportation Association” and sent to the attention of Lisa Bacot.  Invoices should be printed out from “Confirmation” page and submitted with the payment.  To print out your invoice, select the “Documents” option on the right side of the “Confirmation” page and then select “Invoice”, then print the invoice. Payment for the Roadeo Registrations should be sent to: Lisa Bacot, Executive Director Florida Public Transportation Association P.O. Box 10168 Tallahassee, FL  32302 Phone:  850-878-0855 Email:  lisabacot@floridatransit.org

Registration Options


This includes Operators & Technicians


This includes Vendors & Sponsors

Course Staff

This includes Roadeo Judges

Roadeo Coordinators

Competition Oversight

Robert Westbrook

Rule Book

Erin Schepers

Hotel Logistics

Liz Stutts

Finance & Vendors

Lisa Bacot