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County Transit Veteran Bus Operator Heads to State Bus Safety Contest
- Winner will compete in international competition -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Transit (BCT) Bus Operator Rendol Whidden, a 27-year veteran, took 1st place at BCT’s 39th Annual Bus Safety Roadeo held at BCT’s Copans Garage Facility on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

This is Rendol’s fifth straight win, and his 20th overall since he began competing. He beat out 8 other contestants with a score of 528 out of a maximum score of 650 points. The annual Bus Roadeo is a safety and skills competition for bus operators. Competitors navigate an obstacle course that tests their driving skills and ability to negotiate different difficult scenarios. 

Rendol will now represent Broward County and BCT at the 2020 Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo state competition on April 4, 2020, in Orlando, FL, where he has won 10 first place titles. If he wins the state contest, he will go on to compete in the International Bus Roadeo competition scheduled for May 15 -19th in San Antonio, TX.

About Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit (BCT) provides safe and economical bus transportation via fixed route, express, community bus and paratransit services to its customers. Annually BCT provides nearly 40 million rides to customers and operates 43 major routes within 410 square miles of Broward County, as well as providing services in Miami and Palm Beach counties. For more information about BCT or for help planning your trip, visit our website, Facebook, or Twitter Page or call customer service seven days a week at 954.357.8400 or TTY 954-357.8302.
DATE:  March 5, 2020 
CONTACT: Gwen Belton, Transit Manager, Marketing/Customer Relations/Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8366