from a whole of ACT Govt post – I cant believe Riotact missed this event, I want Wayne on my bus!
Congratulations to ACTION Bus Driver Wayne Farley…
The 2006 National Bus Rodeo Winner!!!
The 2006 National Bus Roadeo was hosted by ACTION on Sunday at the Transport Industries Skills Centre. The Roadeo is a competition of driving skill and accuracy. Bus operators came from across Australia and New Zealand to compete. Bus roadeos have been conducted in the USA and Canada for many years, with Australia’s first national bus rodeo commencing in 1991. This is the second time ACTION has hosted the event, previously hosting it in 1997.
The course included obstacles which drivers must avoid and steel plates on the pavement which must be touched by the bus wheels. Competitors were given two attempts at the course, with penalty points being accrued if obstacles are touched or if any of the steel plates are not touched.
Wayne competed against 17 other entrants from around Australia and New Zealand to take the winning prize. Well done, Wayne!!!!!
UPDATED: Bighead has sent in a picture from the Busman’s Ball which followed the Roadeo and featured ACTION’s new ticket inspector (HAW HAW HAW)