Registration Open, Contestant Packets Ready for Roadeo at TSD Conference

Registration for the 19th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo, to be held March 12, 2016, in conjunction with the TSD Conference & Trade Show, is officially open, and contestant packets are ready for registered teams.

The contestant packets are available for download on the Roadeo page of to prepare teams for this friendly competition. Registered teams must download the four PDF documents BEFORE the Roadeo. The documents are “2016 Cover Sheet for Contestant Packet,” “Team Study Guides,” 2016 National Roadeo Student Profiles and “2016 National Roadeo Test.”

The Roadeo consists of driver-attendant teams, and there is no prerequisite* to enter. Register your team today. Those who wish to volunteer as a judge for the Roadeo can also register

*For state champion teams and challengers, please check with your state association for more information on availability.

For more information on the Roadeo and the TSD Conference & Trade Show, visit

19th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo
March 12, 2016

TSD Conference & Trade Show
March 11-16, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky

Maine Team Crowned Special Needs Roadeo Champs

FRISCO, Texas — Maine took home the top prize Saturday night at the 18th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo, co-sponsored by School Transportation News and the National Association for Pupil Transportation. Drivers Lisa Gadway and Gregg McGoff from the Maine School Administrative District #49 earned first place for their performance in the competition.

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TSD Conference: Workshops Now Online

Beginning this week and leading up to the 2015 TSD Conference, STN will be posting a series of “Conference Connection” news bites that will inform and update student transportation professionals on all aspects of the conference, trade show and the 18th Annual National Special Needs Team Safety Roadeo.

This week kicks off our Conference Connection series on Be sure to check this Top Story section for future Conference Connection updates! 

We’d like to let you know that our redesigned website’s schedule-at-a-glance lists more than three-dozen topics designed to offer workable solutions and practical answers to your everyday challenges in special needs transportation.

Below is a sample of some can't-miss workshops: 

  • Basics of Special Needs Transportation
  • Autism Spectrum and Behaviors on the Bus
  • Essentials of Head Start Transportation 
  • Co-Piloting with Helicopter Parents for a Smooth Landing

Keep checking the TSD Conference website for more updates. Through social media, be sure to look for #ConferenceConnection posts on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

We hope to see you in Frisco, Texas!

TSD Conference
March 20-25, 2015
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel and Convention Center