Dallas Area Rapid Transit drove away with all the awards at the 41st annual International Bus Roadeo in Charlotte, N.C. this week.
DART was named the grand champion for having the highest operator and maintenance score. They beat out the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority of Kansas City, M.O. and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority of Washington, D.C. for the top spot. KCAT and WMATA took second and third respectively.
DART driver Jesus Rodriguez was named the best driver in North America for his performance in the 40-foot bus competition. He beat out 39 competitors and was named best driver in North America.
The event was part of the American Public Transportation Association’s Bus and Paratransit Conference.