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American Public Transportation Association

 Maintenance Managers Workshop

Monday, May 7 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Route 3: Planning, Operations & Maintenance 

Join us for the Maintenance Managers Workshop for a day dedicated to bus maintenance and bus technologies. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with and learn from your maintenance manager peers and other associated transit professionals.

Sponsored by APTA’s Bus Technical Maintenance and Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committees

FEE: If you are registered for the Bus & Paratransit Conference, there is no additional charge to attend  the Maintenance Managers Workshop.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is not required. Please arrive at the designated meeting room early as space is limited and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.​

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA's Jeff Hiott at​

 7:30 - 8 a.m. | HOT Breakfast - Sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS


Jerry Guaracino, Chair, Bus Technical Maintenance Committee; Deputy Chief Engineering Officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
Mike Finnern, Chair, Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee; Customer Service Director, Proterra Inc., Greenville, SC


While networking and enjoying breakfast, participate in the live polling of what topics you would like to discuss during the roundtable discussions. Watch the screen to see if your top two make the list.

 8 - 9:45 a.m. | Presentations             

Upward Mobility and Apprenticeship Program for Better Bus Maintenance
David Varner, Director, Bus Maintenance, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD

Maintenance Leadership Succession
Michael C. Hubbell, Secretary, Bus Technical Maintenance Committee; Vice President, Client Services, Lone Star Transit Asset Management, Whitney, TX 

Maintenance Training
Obed Mejia, Senior Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA 

Engine Oil Analysis Testing and Extending Bus Oil Change Intervals
Vincent D. Pellegrin, Chief Operating Officer-Bus & Rail, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN 

Performance Results NREL Electric Bus Evaluations: Foothill Transit and King County Metro and Fuel Cell Buses in Public Transit
Leslie Eudy, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 

Matthew Post, Hydrogen Systems Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 

​​9:45 - 10 a.m. | Break

10 - 10:50 a.m.

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions - ROUND 1 

Join your colleagues for small group discussions that you selected earlier. Talk, listen, and learn from each other about the issues affecting you and your organization the most.

11 - 11:50 a.m.

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions - ROUND 2

(participants switch to new tables) 

12 - 12:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions Wrap Up​

12:30 - 2 p.m.| LUNCH AT APTA BUS DISPLAY​

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Improving the Way you Maintain your Buses
(APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference)

Are you maintaining your buses the best you can?
Session sponsored by era-contact USA, LLC

see Program for session and speaker details

4 - 5 p.m.

(APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference)

see Program​ for session and speaker details​


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