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CARTA Drivers, Notable Residents Compete in Annual Bus “Roadeo” Driving Skills Challenge

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If you think driving in Charleston traffic is hard, try doing it in a 40-foot bus! It’s no easy task – trust me, I’ve driven one before!

A quartet of notable locals will be tasked with doing the same when they join Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) drivers in the transit system’s annual Bus “Roadeo” at 10 am on Saturday, October 13th at the North Charleston Coliseum.

This year’s celebrity drivers are:

  • Matt Lee of the Lee Bros. (Defending Champion)

  • Leyla Gulen, Anchor/Host, FOX 24

  • Charlie James, Radio Host, WTMA

  • Jamee Haley, Executive Director, Lowcountry Local First

“Our drivers are highly skilled and this is a chance for them to showcase their talent,” said CARTA board of directors chairman Mike Seekings. “At the same time, the notable residents illustrate what a true challenge it is to operate these vehicles in an open parking lot, much less the crowded streets and highways of Charleston.”

CARTA drivers will be competing for a birth in the statewide “Roadeo” in early 2019. The event is open to the media and the public. The first buses roll at 8 am in the North Charleston Coliseum “E” parking lot. Celebrity competition kicks off at 10 am.

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