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CATS Names Top Maintenance Team After Day of Competition
Immediate Release - April 14, 2012

Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) top mechanics took part in an intense competition today to be named the best transit maintenance team in the Annual CATS Bus Maintenance Roadeo. 

First place honors in the competition went to the maintenance team consisting of Craig Patch, Billy Belcher and Jerry McNeilly.  The winning team advances to the International Bus Maintenance Roadeo competition in 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they will compete against other transit agencies from across the country.  

Second place went to the team of Jeff Dahle, Greg Trogdon and Charles Jones.  The third place team consisted of Ben Thompson, Jack Walker and Darrell Shaver.  The maintenance teams were judged on speed and accuracy as they searched for vehicle defects such as shifting issues and transmission problems.  Teams also took a written exam testing their knowledge of proper care of transit buses.  The Maintenance Roadeo gives employees a chance to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that they use every day to help CATS maintain a safe transit system. 

For more information about CATS and its services, visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433.