June 28, 2023
Academy Driver Participates in Harvard University Collegiate Bus Road'eo
For the First Time Event Includes 100% Electric Vehicles
Nice job by driver Jose who represented Academy and Columbia University at the recent Harvard Collegiate Bus Road'eo. For the first time, this year's event utilized only electric shuttle buses, which are part of Harvard's shuttle fleet.
Sixteen professional drivers, who typically shuttle students, faculty, and staff across their campuses, maneuvered the shuttles through a maze of obstacles including rows of barrels just barely wider than the buses. Drivers also had to navigate through a series of tight s-curves, back their vehicle into tight spots, and finish with a 20 mile-per-hour dash through the barrels, many of which didn’t survive unscathed. “This Road’eo was the biggest and the best so far,” said Jim Monahan, associate director for Harvard Transit & Fleet Management and the event’s primary organizer. “It was great to see so many new drivers participate and test their skills on the course.” The purpose of the event is for drivers to display their precision driving skills, emphasize the importance of safety, create camaraderie between schools, and have fun.
Great job Jose.