Cape May County Fare Free Transportation drivers will represent the State of New Jersey for the fourth year in a row at the National Roadeo after winning on the state level. County officials announced that Lower Township’s Dave Smith became the only four time consecutive champion in the 26 year history of the state’s roadeo event held in Trenton on April 24th. Cape May’s Brian Fitzpatrick placed second in state competition and will join Smith at the Nationals as he has done for the last three years. The national event will take place on May 23rd.
Also, Lower Township’s Adele Jones, a past national contestant, placed fourth this year in the state competition that pits Community Transportation operators from all over New Jersey against each other, in challenges of the jobs they do every day – vehicle pre-trip, passenger securement, service and safety, driving skills and knowledge of federal, state and local laws.
“After spending a significant amount of time with our transportation staff, I truly believe that they are capable of anything,” Freeholder Len Desiderio said. “Their daily hard work and dedication to the residents of Cape May County is evident throughout the year and you can see the determination in their eyes. They truly want to do the best they can.”