Transportation Team Wraps Up Successful School Bus Safety Road-e-o

Cypress, TX (April 11, 2016) CFISD school bus drivers placed in the CFISD School Bus Safety Road-e-o, held April 9 at the Eldridge Transportation Center.

Bus driver Becky Keeling of the Telge Transportation Center won the competition, which consists of 12 competitive events for drivers and a written exam.

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Jeff Snedeker, assistant director of the Telge Transportation Center, congratulates Becky Keeling; Bill Powell, director of transportation; Becky Keeling; and Robert McDaniel, training coordinator

Edgar Casteblanco of the Eldridge Transportation Center was the runner-up in the event, followed by third-place Tuwandra Harris of the Eldridge Center and fourth-place Doralie Johnson of the Falcon Transportation Center. Linda Hair of the Eldridge Center was the fifth-place alternate.

In the Special Needs School Bus Safety Road-e-o, driver Carol Jauer and attendant Lisa Webb placed first. The runners-up were Jack and Cherie Overfield.

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Bill Powell, Carol Jauer, Lisa Webb, and Robert McDaniel

The drivers qualified for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) School Bus Safety Road-e-o competition on Saturday, April 16 at the Spring ISD Transportation Center.

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The top four in the regional competition will compete at the TAPT Annual Conference & Equipment Show, June 24-29 in Beaumont.

“It was incredible to see everyone enjoying themselves and having a merry time, no matter if they were competing, volunteering or as a spectator there to support their family and friends,” said Robert McDaniel, transportation department training coordinator. “Everywhere I looked, people were smiling, laughing and dancing to the music mix of the DJ, participating in the cake walk and kids jumping in the bounce house after getting their face painted. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school bus drivers taking pride in what they do daily while showing off their driving skills.”

Staff from the community programs department served as DJs and game organizers, while several student groups including the Cypress Ridge High School step team volunteered and performed for attendees. Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 5 showcased a fire engine for young visitors.

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The following sponsors made donations ranging from contestant prizes, door prizes, breakfast and lunch to help make the event a success:


  • Academy;
  • Auto Zone;
  • Axis Pole Fitness;
  • Baskin Robbins;
  • Berry Ices;
  • Buffalo Wild Wings;
  • Carl’s Jr.;
  • Carmike Cinemas;
  • Cato;
  • Chick-Fil-A;
  • Chuy’s;
  • Cinemark;
  • Cy-Fair AFT;
  • Fiesta;
  • Food Town;
  • Genghis Grill;
  • H-E-B;
  • Home Depot;
  • International Trucks of Houston;
  • Kroger;
  • Logan’s Roadhouse;
  • Lowe’s;
  • McAlister’s Deli;
  • McDonald’s;
  • Methodist Hospital;
  • Michaels;
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts;
  • Painting With A Twist;
  • Papa John’s Pizza;
  • Pep Boys;
  • PV Rentals;
  • Salata;
  • Stripes;
  • Target;
  • Walgreens;
  • Willie’s; and
  • Zonar.
Courtesy of the District