PPTA 2019 Roadeo & Summer Meeting: Roadeo Contestants

  • 08/02/2019
  • 08/05/2019
  • Williamsport, PA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 40' CNG Gilligs
  • 21' Ford E-350 (8 passenger)

Registration is closed

Roadeo Contestants

  1. At a minimum, participants should be a full- or part-time operator for not less than one (1) year and cannot have had a preventable accident within the calendar year prior to the Roadeo.
  2. In addition, contestants should generally have a good attendance record and cannot have been subject to punitive action during the prior calendar year.
  3. Each PPTA entity is responsible for ensuring that their participants meet these qualifications.
  4. Each PPTA entity is permitted to enter three (3) operators in each classification - Bus and Paratransit.
  5. For PPTA members who sub-contract services, those subcontractors shall be allowed to enter operators, however, the sub-contractors' entrants shall be included in the members' limit of three (3) participants per category.

Download Contestant
Biography Form
        Download 2019
Roadeo Handbook

Deadline to register is Friday, July 26!

Download the Roadeo Program 

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 2
6:30 AM Bus departs for course set-up Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites
7:00 AM Course Set-up Williamsport Regional Airport
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and Optional Driver Passenger Assistance & Securement Training
Michael Ross Event Center
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception
(dinner & refreshments)

Michael Ross Event Center

The Michael Ross Event Center is located at 144 W 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA, on the third floor of the Trade & Transit Center II Building.

Saturday, August 3
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Drivers Registration and Optional Driver Passenger Assistance & Securement Training
Michael Ross Event Center 
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Mandatory Drivers Meeting Michael Ross Event Center
10:00 AM

Driver Written Testing

Michael Ross Event Center

Pre-Trip Inspections
Wheelchair Securement
Transit Drive
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch for Drivers & Volunteers Transit Drive
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Judges Registration Michael Ross Event Center
3:30 PM
Bus departs for 4 PM Hiawatha Cruise* Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Mandatory Judges Meeting Michael Ross Event Center
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Digital Scoring System Orientation Michael Ross Event Center
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hiawatha River Cruise* (cruisers will be bussed back to hotels)  
4:45 PM Bus departs for 5:15 PM Hiawatha Cruise* Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Hiawatha River Cruise* (cruisers will be bussed back to Bowman Field)  
6:15 PM Bus departs for Bowman Field Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites
6:30 PM Crosscutters Baseball Game & Dinner at Cutters Cove Bowman Field
7:30 PM Buses available to Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites as needed or on 30-minute loop Bowman Field

*Sign up for the 4 PM or 5:15 PM Hiawatha River Cruise when registering on-site

Sunday, August 4

5:30 AM Buses begin to depart to Roadeo site for drivers and attendees Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM Driver Breakfast and Check-In Williamsport Regional Airport
7:00 AM Driver Walk-Thru & Judges Check-In Williamsport Regional Airport 
7:30 AM LET'S ROADEO! Williamsport Regional Airport 
1:30 PM* - 2:30 PM Awards Presentation & Lunch Williamsport Regional Airport 
After Awards Ceremony Adjourn, buses return to hotels Williamsport Regional Airport

*Timing is dependent upon completion of tabulation

Parking at the Roadeo site is not available. A continuous shuttle will run all day between the Residence Inn & Towneplace Suites and the Williamsport Regional Airport.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been secured at two hotels in downtown Williamsport for the nights of August 1 to 5:

Residence Inn Williamsport
150 W Church Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
located across the street from the Michael Ross Event Center
King Studio: $129/night*
Click here to book online or call (570) 505-3140
Deadline to Book: July 12

Towneplace Suites Williamsport
10 W Church Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
located two blocks from Residence Inn & Michael Ross Event Center
King Studio: $109/night*
Click here to book online or call (570) 567-7467
Deadline to Book: July 11

*plus taxes & fees

Intermittent problems with Marriott's online reservation system may prevent you from booking online. If you have trouble booking online, please call to book over the phone! Mention "PA Public Transportation Association (PPTA)" when booking over the phone to secure our discounted group rate.

Guests staying at either hotel will receive a complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, and complimentary high speed internet access. Check-in is at 4 PM, check-out is at Noon. A limited number of guests checking out on Sunday may be eligible for late checkout (4 PM). Requests should be made to PPTA when registering.


PPTA is pleased to provide several opportunities to sponsor the 2019 Roadeo & Summer Meeting. Details are available by following the links below.

View Sponsorship Opportunities  

Secure a Sponsorship  

Confirmed Sponsors

Summer Meeting & Roadeo Sponsor

Sunday Bocce & Dinner Sponsor

Passenger Assistance & Wheelchair Securement Sponsor


Sunday Roadeo Awards Lunch Sponsor

Roadeo & Summer Meeting Lanyard Sponsor

Monday Membership Breakfast Sponsor

Showcase Sponsors


Roadeo Water & Snack Sponsors


Digital Scoring System Pilot

PPTA will be piloting a digital scoring system at select stops during the 2019 Roadeo. This system, provided and managed by Robert Carlson Consulting, has been used at several national and state Roadeos with great success. During this pilot, paper will still be the primary scoring device for the Roadeo, as each stop will have a judge completing a paper form. Judges will not be required to use the digital system, but may opt in when registering. They will then receive a tablet to input scores digitally during the competition, and an orientation will be provided during Saturday's mandatory judges meeting. Provided that we have enough judges, every effort will be made to only require one input method per judge (paper or digital).

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