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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.


Bus Driving Competition

Bus RodeoBus Rodeo 2

METRO Bus and METROLift Operators navigate a challenging course held at the METRO Field Services Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.


Family Fun

METRO's youngest family members compete for fastest kart racing.

Kids Play


METRO's Friendly Faces

METRO employees enjoy the camaraderie.

Staff Working


Winners and Finalists

Bus, Rail, Customer Service and Maintenance Teams

Bus Group

First place operators and mechanics advance to APTA's international competition. Second and third place winners compete at the state level. 

Rail Group

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.

Group - Maintenance


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. 
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