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Judge Aleta Preer watches as a contestant tries to reverse into a tight space without touching the cones. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Judge Aleta Preer watches as a contestant tries to reverse into a tight space without touching the cones. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Over the weekend, 15 MBTA bus drivers gathered at the Charlestown Garage to compete at the 41st annual MBTA Bus Roadeo. The competition pits the safest drivers in the region on a challenging obstacle course, around cones and through barrels.

This year, Reynaldo Beato took the top place for the second year in a row. Now, he'll be headed to the International Roadeo next May in Tampa.

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Alison Bruzek, Radio Boston associate producer. She tweets @voteforali.

MBTA driver Reynaldo Beato, winner of the 2017 Roadeo. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
MBTA driver Reynaldo Beato, winner of the 2017 Roadeo. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A contestant guides his bus between cones at the MBTA Roadeo in Charlestown. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A contestant guides his bus between cones at the MBTA Roadeo in Charlestown. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
In the race through the barrels, this contestant sends a few spinning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
In the race through the barrels, this contestant sends a few spinning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Liana Halverson, Holly Durso, Aisheea Isidor, Oceana Sanchez were among the many MBTA staff at the Roadeo. (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)
Liana Halverson, Holly Durso, Aisheea Isidor, Oceana Sanchez were among the many MBTA staff at the Roadeo. (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)
MBTA instructor Shanel Mercer gives Radio Boston's Alison Bruzek a short course on how to drive a bus. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
MBTA instructor Shanel Mercer gives Radio Boston's Alison Bruzek a short course on how to drive a bus. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This segment aired on September 11, 2017.

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