CATS Excels at 2024 NCPTA Bus Roadeo

Published on April 07, 2024

Three CATS employees at the 2024 NCPTA bus Roadeo


Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, April 7, 2024)The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) demonstrated exceptional skill and teamwork at the 2024 North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) Bus Roadeo, held at the NCPTA annual conference. Each year, this competitive event draws the best from public transit agencies across the state, showcasing precision and expertise in various driving and operation challenges.

This year, CATS emerged as a leader in the competitions, clinching top positions in both the Paratransit and 35 Foot Bus categories.

Paratransit Roadeo Achievements:
1st Place Individual: Twanda Buckhalter-Reid
• 1st Place Team: Twanda Buckhalter-Reid, LaKeisha Bennett, Dorothy Campbell

35 Foot Bus Roadeo Achievements:
• 1st Place Team: Leonard Adams, Ever Martinez, Kimberly Wallace
• 4th Place Individual: Leonard Adams
• 5th Place Individual: Ever Martinez

These outstanding performances highlight the dedication and high level of training of the CATS team members. Their achievements not only reflect their personal commitment, but also CATS' overarching goal of excellence in service and safety in public transportation.

"We are incredibly proud of our team’s achievements at this year’s NCPTA Bus Roadeo,” Interim CEO of CATS Brent Cagle said. “These accolades underscore our commitment to providing exceptional service while maintaining the highest safety standards. Our team's success is a direct reflection of their expertise and our ongoing investment in safety and training."

CATS continues to set a high standard for public transportation in North Carolina, and these achievements at the NCPTA Bus Roadeo are a testament to the agency’s commitment to excellence.

Release Note: Employees in CATS bus operations, including bus operators and maintenance staff, are employed by Transit Management of Charlotte, a contractor for CATS. Paratransit employees are employed by CATS.


About the Charlotte Area Transit System

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is a department of the City of Charlotte and governed by the Metropolitan Transit Commission. CATS is the largest transit system between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, offering bus, light rail, streetcar, vanpool and paratransit services.

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If you require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge), contact CATS Customer Service at704-336-RIDE(7433) prior to the meeting date.

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