posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
PDRTA mechanics Jason Evans, Danny Caulder and Maintenance
Manager Ronnie Newsome took first place at the Annual SCDOT/TASC
Roadeo held Saturday, October 16 at the SC Criminal Justice Academy
in Columbia. The three-man team competed against mechanic crews
from transportation agencies across the state.
"Winning first place at the Roadeo shows what a great team of
mechanics we have," said PDRTA Executive Director Janice Baroody.
"With a fleet over 130 vehicles covering the 3400 sq. mile Pee Dee
region and logging over 3 million miles a year, our maintenance
department has to be top-notch, and it is."
Bus drivers and mechanics from across the state tested their
skills in various categories at the annual event. PDRTA driver
Grover Curry Jr. placed 3rd in the 35 foot bus
The event was sponsored by the Transportation Association of
South Carolina (TASC), an organization that represents the public
transportation industry in the state, in partnership with the South
Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and various
"Through sportsmanship and pride of work, the Roadeo stands as a
symbol of the important role bus operators and mechanics play in
providing transit's customers with safe, reliable service," said
SCDOT Deputy Secretary for Intermodal and Freight Programs Hart
Baker who presented the awards with TASC President Ginger
First place winners will go on to compete at the International
Bus Roadeo to be held in Memphis in 2011.
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