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Lextran bus operator Mike Burnett wins inspection challenge at International Bus Roadeo competition

Lextran bus operator Mike Burnett won first place in the Pre-Trip Safety Inspection Challenge at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Bus Roadeo and Conference on Tuesday, May 8 in Tampa, Florida.

Mike Burnett (Photo from Lextran)

“It’s amazing to represent Lextran on a national scale,” said Mr. Burnett. “I do this not just for me, but for all of my fellow Lextran coworkers. The recognition lets others know that Lextran will continue to be a major player in the International Bus Roadeo for years to come.”

Mr. Burnett competed against 88 other bus operators from transit agencies across the country in the Pre-Trip Safety Inspection Challenge. This challenge directly reflects an important aspect of an operator’s job – inspecting the bus for safety prior to it leaving the bus garage and beginning service for the day.

Burnett also finished third out of 37 in the Customer Service Challenge and 18th out of 66 in the Bus Roadeo Challenge. The Bus Roadeo is a timed challenge during which the operators must navigate a 40-foot bus through a series of obstacles. This is the fourth year Mr. Burnett has competed at the International Bus Roadeo and Conference.

Lextran is the official transit authority of Lexington, KY and serves the Lexington-Fayette County area by providing courteous, timely, safe, accessible, sustainable, and reliable public transit. Mainline bus service runs from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Regular bus fare is $1.00, and there are a variety of reduced fares and pass programs available to individuals who qualify. All buses are equipped with bike rides and are wheelchair accessible. More information regarding Lextran can be found at http://www.lextran.com.

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