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2023 Wheels Roadeo Showcases Skills, Winner to International Competition

LIVERMORE, Calif.– Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority celebrated employee skill and spirit as it hosted the return of the Wheels Roadeo. This year’s “HalloWheels” Roadeo rolled out on Saturday, October 28th.

The Roadeo is an annual, international transit event that invites bus operators, maintenance teams, and other transit professionals to partake in driving skills competitions testing speed, skill, and accuracy. In addition to the contests, LAVTA and MV Transportation employees and families enjoyed games, a picnic lunch provided by Teamsters Local 70, a haunted bus, and face painting festivities.

LAVTA congratulates 2023 HalloWheels Roadeo winner Evelyn Perea who scored the highest overall in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) eligible category, winning $500 and a trip to the APTA 2024 International Bus Roadeo in Portland, Oregon! Community leaders participated in the Board of Directors competition where Dublin City Councilmember Jean Josey of Dublin came away with the top prize.

Christy Wegener, LAVTA’s Executive Director stated “This year’s roadeo had a fantastic turnout and while the competition was fierce, participants are Wheels family first and showed tremendous support for each other throughout the challenges. We are so proud to work with this team and can’t wait to watch our winner at APTA International roadeo!”

LAVTA thanks its events sponsors, Teamsters Local 70, and MV Transportation, and Gillig LLC for their donations and assistance.

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About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, respectively. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.

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