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Roadeo Judge Registration

Roadeo Driver Registration

It's time for Maryland's best drivers to get ready for the toughest driver skills challenge north or south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Our 2020 Roadeo will be held once again at the MTA's Dorsey MARC Station located at Dorsey Station Dr in Hanover, MD 21076; just off Route 100. The competition will begin at 9 AM, end around Noon, and will be followed by training and a banquet located at the Hilton Embassy Suites (1300 Concourse Dr, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090), honoring our competitors and giving our winners a send-off to the CTAA National Roadeo.

Drivers will compete in three separate areas: a driving skills challenge in the form of an obstacle course, a wheelchair securement test, and a pre-trip inspection. The top three scorers will be given scholarships to attend and compete against the best in the country at the CTAA Roadeo in Louisville, Kentucky on May 30-31.

Special Prize Drawing Opportunity!

Volunteers and drivers who register before 2/21 will be entered into a drawing for two $100 gift cards! Register today!

Schedule - April 25th

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast for Judges & Drivers Dorsey MARC Station
8:00 AM Drivers check-in with group leaders Dorsey MARC Station
8:30 AM Judges report to assignment locations for drivers' walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
8:30 AM Drivers - Course walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
9:00 AM Driving competition begins after walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
12:00 PM Driving competition ends Dorsey MARC Station
12:00 PM - 2 PM Time on your own (lunch) / Course Cleanup  
2 PM - 3:30 PM

Training Session - Customer Service Techniques

Presented by Lynn Berger of Strategic Evolution LLC

Embassy Suites Hotel
4 PM - 5 PM Roadeo Reception Embassy Suites Hotel
 5 PM - 7 PM Roadeo Awards Banquet  Embassy Suites Hotel

 

Driver Qualifications: Only drivers meeting the following criteria are eligible to compete in the Roadeo:

A. Has been employed as a driver engaged in Demand-Response or Fixed-Route service with their present employer since April 2019.

B. Has not had a chargeable (avoidable) accident since April 2019.

C. Has not had a suspension from duties or any disciplinary action since April 2019.

D. Has no points or pending violations.

E. Has supervisors’ approval.

Registration Fees

Registration is $125 for the first driver, $100 for the second driver, and $75 for each driver registered after the first two. Registration for each driver covers all the day's activities, including a light breakfast on the Roadeo site and the awards banquet in the evening. Each driver will receive one ticket to the awards banquet. A limited number of additional banquet tickets may be purchased during registration for an additional $30 each. Each driver will receive one complimentary hotel stay for the night of April 25th. In order to be eligible for this free room night, drivers must attend the Customer Service training in the afternoon from 2-3:30 PM.  Information on hotel reservation details will be provided upon receipt of driver registration. 

Roadeo Training

TAM will be hosting a training event in the afternoon following the on-course competition at the nearby Embassy Suites hotel. The training will be presented by Lynn Berger of Strategic Evolution, LLC and will be an interactive work session focusing on customer service techniques. This training is intended for both drivers and volunteers, and will deal with issues like the assumptions we make, categorizing people, the exploration of open mind skills and communication, and how education and civility can be integrated to enhance customer service.

Roadeo Volunteers

The Roadeo cannot happen without the support of volunteers. We need volunteers to judge the on course stations, wheelchair securement tests, and pre-trip inspections. We need volunteers to run scores back to the scorers. We need volunteers to help us set up and tear down the course. In short, we need you! We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  1. Emcee
  2. Pre-trip Inspection
  3. Wheelchair Loading & Securement
  4. Left Hand Turn
  5. Right Hand Turn
  6. Serpentine
  7. Right Hand Reverse
  8. Right Tire Clearance
  9. Passenger Stop
  10. Forward Offset Street
  11. Left Hand Reverse
  12. Diminishing Clearance
  13. Judgment Stop
  14. On Board – Smoothness of Operation
  15. Score Runner
  16. Starter
  17. Command Bus
  18. Course Set-up & Tear-down Crew (may be chosen in addition to another judging position).

There will be 1 Captain for each maneuver/position and at least 2 volunteers for each maneuver depending on the maneuver/position.

All volunteers will receive a ticket to attend the awards banquet in the evening as well as our training event in the afternoon.  To register as a volunteer, visit our volunteer registration page by clicking the 'Volunteer Registration Link' at the top of the page.