DCTA Bus Operators to Compete in 2016 Texas State Roadeo Competition

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April 20, 2016 / By / Post a Comment

The Texas Transit Association (TTA) 2016 conference and roadeo competition is this weekend (Saturday, April 23) in Waco, TX, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be sending two of our bus operators – Juan Aguilar and Dan Skinner – to compete! This is the first time that DCTA has competed in TTA’s Texas State Roadeo competition. Juan will compete on the 35-foot Gillig buses and Dan will compete on the cutaway bus vehicles.

The Texas State Roadeo is a competition that consists of driving skills and maintenance disciplines. Bus operators and mechanics from transit systems across Texas will participate in separate competitions, which will showcase their skills in safe driving and vehicle maintenance. Winners of the state competition will qualify to compete in the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) national competition scheduled at the end of May.

GET TO KNOW OUR BUS OPERATOR CONTESTANTS

About Juan Aguilar:

How long have you worked at DCTA?

I have been with DCTA for nearly two years.

Where are you from?

I was born in El Paso, Texas and have been living in Denton for the past 11 years with my wife and children.

What is the best part of your job?

I love driving buses, especially the Gilligs!

 

About Dan Skinner:

How long have you worked at DCTA?

I have been with DCTA for nearly eight years.

Where are you from?

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on the side of a volcano.

What is the best part of your job?

It’s great to work with cool, diverse people!

We’re excited to have two of our bus operators compete in this competition for the first time in DCTA history! Help us wish them luck in the comment section below – fingers crossed.

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