Each year the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT) holds the Virginia's Best School Bus Technician Skills Competition. Winners are eligible to participate in the National Competition. The competition consists of a Written Exam and a Hands-On Exercise.  

Technician Competition Location:
Newport News Transportation
12571 Patrick Henry Drive - Newport News, VA 23602
Road-E-O Competition Information
Todd Stadium
12465 Warwick Blvd - Newport News, VA 23606
Event will begin at 9 AM

Technicians Competition Entry Form

Recommended Hotels In the Area:
Comfort Suites Newport News
12570 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
Distance to Tech Comp – 1 Mile
Distance to Road-e-o Comp - 5.1 Miles
Guest Room –$104-114 (May 1-2)

Residence Inn by Marriott
531 St Johns Rd, Newport News, VA 23602
Distance to Tech Comp – 2.5 Miles
Distance to Road-e-o Comp – 4.6 Miles
Guest Room –$159-189 (May 1-2)

Hampton Inn & Suites
12251 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602
Distance to Tech Comp – 2.6 Miles
Distance to Road-e-o Comp – 4.1 Miles
Guest Room –$124-141 (May 1-2)

Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive Newport News, Virginia 23606
Distance to Tech Comp – 4.8 Miles
Distance to Road-e-o Comp – 2.7 Miles
Guest Room –$153-171 (May 1-2)

Courtyard Newport News Yorktown
105 Cybernetics Way Yorktown, Virginia 23693
Distance to Tech Comp – 4.5 Miles
Distance to Road-e-o Comp – 5 Miles
Guest Room –$116-130 (May 1-2)


2018 Winners

1st Place - Timothy Hammock, Hanover County
2nd Place - Jonathan Vasbinder, Stafford County
3rd Place - Matthew Davis, Loudon County


Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors:

Sonny Merryman, Inc

Kingmor Supply, Inc

Bluebird Bus Sales of Virginia


2018 Technicians Committee

Bob Clinebell, Norfolk Public Schools

Dave Preston, Kingmor Supply, Inc

Brady Childress, Sonny Merryman, Inc

Billy Estes, Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools

Donald Ertel, Bluebird Bus Sales of Virginia

  Virginia’s Best Notice and Registration


2017 Winners
1st Place-Timothy Hammock, Hanover County
2nd Place-Scott Rasmussen, Williamsburg/James City Schools
3rd Place-Donald Ertel, Virginia Beach City Public Schools


2016 Winners 
1st Place – Donald Ertel, Virginia Beach City Public Schools 
2nd Place – Carman Fedele, First Vehicle Services (Richmond City Schools) 
3rd Place – Steve Fidler, Montgomery County Public Schools 


For more information on this competition, contact:
Robert Clinebell
5555 Raby Road - Norfolk, VA 23502