Two Operators showcase their skills in Tucson bus roadeo

Apr 23, 2018

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Cheers erupted, hugs were shared and high-fives were exchanged when two Operators Norman Williams and Michael Williams from our location in Tempe, Arizona, placed third and fifth respectively in the Tucson Semi-Finals Bus Roadeo.

The competition, designed to test an operator’s driving skills, knowledge of safety regulations and bus equipment, had Norman and Michael maneuver a 40-foot transit bus through a series of timed obstacles to test their accuracy and agility, as well as stopping ability.

“They did an incredible job in representing First Transit East,” said general manager Roger Chapin. “Their professional driving skills were evident in how well they maneuvered the bus during the competition. I am so proud of their accomplishments.”

Norman, a 12-year veteran in the transit industry is also a training instructor at the East Valley Mesa facility. Over the tenure of his career, he has no moving or safety violations, and has received numerous commendations from his customers. 

Michael will soon be celebrating his 10-year service anniversary. He also has an impeccable driving record of no moving or safety violations and exceptional customer service. Michael also serves as a training instructor for the Mesa location.

Congratulations Norman and Michael for qualifying and placing at the semi-finals. Your dedication and commitment to safety and driver excellence makes you “first place winners” in our book. Keep up the great work!