On Feb. 15 the Corpus Christi RTA hosted the Celebrity Bus Roadeo which is now celebrating 33 years of activity. On hand for the event was Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal, Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez, and KRIS Anchor Lee Sausley.
The event took place at 5658 Bear Lane in Corpus Christi which was followed with the Regulation Course Competition. The competition had participants from the Professional Operators from the Corpus Christi Region as well as the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley areas.
The participants had to complete a course that consisted of maneuvering the bus with a series of turns as well as the practice of safety habits. In addition to navigating the bus the participants also had to practice judgement stops and clearance challenges.
Vehicles included 35-foot CNG (compressed natural gas) fixed route buses as well as smaller demand response paratransit vans. Judges included experts from Stewart Stevenson, Freightliner, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.