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FAST Local Roadeo Winner Paula Bowers Takes 3rd Place in Statewide Roadeo
Local Roadeo Winner Shines
Paula Bowers, the seven time local Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) Roadeo Winner once again represented FAST in the 2018 Statewide Bus Rodeo sponsored by the North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA). The annual competition features the best of the best from transit agencies across the state of North Carolina – all vying for the coveted bragging rights. This year’s event took place in Wilmington on April 21st and 22nd.
Competitors must maneuver a 20-foot bus through an obstacle course consisting of ten “problems” ranging from precise passenger stops, tight right and left turns, serpentine turns, and a judgment stop – just to name a few. Drivers are also judged on their appearance, safety skills and the smoothness of operation. And finally, they have just 7 minutes to complete the course.
Paula has been driving for FAST for more than ten years.