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American Public Transportation Association

 International Rail Rodeo Committee

The International Rail Rodeo showcases the skills of rail operators and maintainers.

With the host transit property and APTA's staff advisor, the Committee plans, conducts, judges and scores the events for the operator and maintainer team competitions, usually held just prior to the Rail Transit Conference in early June. The committee sees that the activities are conducted in a fair and equal manner.

The committee meets at the host property site, usually the previous November, to plan the Rodeo. The elected Committee Officers meet in March at APTA headquarters to finalize the planning.

The committee reviews and updates the contestants' International Rail Rodeo Handbook.



The International Rail Rodeo Committee meets twice a year to support the production of the International Rail Rodeo. The International Rail Rodeo is the Rail Transit Employee Front Line Competition. The International Rail Rodeo takes place just prior to the Rail Conference.


The International Rail Rodeo membership is open, but requires the completion of a commitment form. Please contact the staff advisor for the commitment form.   



 Committee Contacts



Leslie Hickman
telephone (215) 964-4590

Staff Advisor

Cheryl Pyatt
Telephone (202) 496-4875​


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