Aylmer continues ‘Roadeo’ winning streak

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM.

This year Aylmer won for Highest Bus Inspection Score and also took first in the Van category.

Those honors guaranteed a spot for Aylmer in the National Paratransit Roadeo to be held the first of June in Albuquerque, NM.

“That competition is really intense,” Aylmer said. “You are competing against people from 47 other states and sometimes drivers come down from Canada.

“You’ve got a lot more people driving under much different circumstances that you may have encountered. That can get pretty intense.”

Not that the state competition is any cruise with top down.

For example, in the Bus Inspection Category, the buses are sabotaged with four defects. One year, Aylmer recalled, the hose on the fire extinguisher in the bus had been loosened.

The driver has seven minutes to find and address each defect.

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