Every year the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
(METRO) puts on a competition where employees can show off their best bus
driving, rail operating, customer care, and maintenance skills. Not only
do they get bragging rights, but first place winners advance to top
industry competitions. Aside from the fierce tournament, there is a BBQ
Cook-off and kid kart race.
METRO Bus and METROLift Operators navigate a challenging course
held at the METRO Field Services Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
METRO's youngest family members compete for fastest kart racing.
METRO employees enjoy the
Bus, Rail, Customer Service and
First place operators and mechanics advance to APTA's
international competition. Second and third place winners compete at
the state level.
METROLift's first place winner moves on to the national
paratransit competition. The customer service specialist winner will put
her skills to the test at the APTA Marketing and Communications competition.
More about METRO Rodeo
and Family Day:
For almost 40 years, METRO’s most distinguished Operators and
Mechanics have competed in the METRO Rodeo with winners advancing to
the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Rodeo
competition. Competitors must have remarkable performance, safety
and attendance records to compete.
The METRO Rodeo Family Day
showcases and celebrates what our frontline employees do every
day, allowing our extended families to observe the competitors and to
enjoy a day of fun and festivities.