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Giddy Up and Join Us for Some Western Fun at the Washington State Public Transportation Roadeo!  


The driving and maintenance portion of the Roadeo will be held at the 

C-TRAN facility (2425 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661).


There is a block of rooms reserved at The Red Lion Vancouver (at the Quay) (100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660) for a special rate of $99 for single and double occupancy per night plus tax. To make reservations call 1-800-733-5466 and be sure to ask for the "Washington State Roadeo" rate so your reservation is in our room block.

The cut off date for reservations is Friday, August 7th.
After this date, reservation requests will be subject to space availability and may be subject to a higher rate.


Registration is now closed for the driving and maintenance competitions. Click on the cowboy hat to register. The registration fee is $100 per operator or $300 per three person maintenance team. All competitors must be a WSTA Member or Associate Member.


The deadline for registration is Friday, July 17, 2015. Registrations received between July 18 - July 24 will be charged a late fee of $25 per person. Registration closes on July 24th and any cancellations made after this date will be invoiced.



Competitor Bio
After you register as a competitor, please follow this link to complete a short bio. Submission deadline is August 7th.



A limited amount of scholarships are also available again this year thanks to WSTIP's generous scholarship program. Scholarships are need-based and will cover the cost of registration and three nights of lodging for operators or maintenance team members from any WSTA member or Associate Member. To apply, please complete this scholarship application and return to WSTA by Friday, July 17th.  


Saturday, August 22 - Practice Day
Sunday, August 23 - Competition Day, BBQ Lunch & Awards Banquet

A detailed schedule and times will be sent out in competitor packets along with other information by August 10th.


Roadeo Banquet Tickets
Each competitor's registration includes the banquet dinner. Guests are welcome to join us for $35 per person (children 12 & under are $20 per child).

Roadeo Steering Committee members and judges/volunteers will also need to purchase their banquet tickets if they plan to attend.  Registration for tickets is now closed. Please contact us if you need to purchase any.


The Roadeo Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Vancouver (301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660).


Volunteers & Judges
If you're interested in being a judge or volunteer at the roadeo, please email your contact info to Tim Ball at to be added to the list. If you are a returning judge and have a specific obstacle that you'd like to be assigned to, please let Tim know. No prior experience is needed to judge or volunteer. All judges and volunteers receive a hat, pin and BBQ lunch as appreciation.


Thank you to C-TRAN for providing vehicles and a maintenance module. King County Metro will be providing the remainder of the maintenance modules. Full details and pictures are available by clicking here.


Shuttle service will be provided by C-TRAN for the events on Sunday. A shuttle schedule will be included in your packet and be available at the hotels front desk.




Have a general question? View frequently asked questions about the Roadeo competition.


View the 2014 winners here!


View the 2014 Roadeo & Banquet pictures.



 A Bus Load of Thanks to Our Roadeo Sponsor!



Washington State Transit Insurance Pool





BBQ Lunch Sponsored by:






Wondering just what the Roadeo is all about?



It’s a small scale version of what every transit and paratransit operator and mechanic experiences daily. The mechanics in the maintenance shop work hard to keep the buses running efficiently so they can continue to be out on the road daily while the operators strive to give their riders the best experience they can on their trip.


The Roadeo is designed to be a tool for training and safety and the objective is to help improve the safe operation of transit vehicles in a realistic setting, while stressing the need to provide a passenger-friendly, professional service.





  Questions about the Roadeo? Contact us at 360-786-9734 or at or