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Schedule for the 2017 International Bus Roadeo.

As of January 13, 2017

  Maps and directions will be available at the roadeo and conference registration  Maps and directions will be available at the roadeo and conference registration desk.    

Wednesday, May 3

Bus Roadeo Committee Members begin arriving
Thursday, May 4

8 a.m. - until

Bus Roadeo Committee Course Set-Up

4 – 6 p.m.

Roadeo Registration

Friday, May 5

8 a.m.

Bus Roadeo Committee Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up

2 – 7 p.m.

Roadeo Registration

3 – 4 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Operators’ Orientation

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Technician’ Orientation

Saturday, May 6

7 – 9 a.m.  

Roadeo Registration

8 a.m. - until

Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition

8 – 8:45 a.m. 

Technician Written Test

9 a.m. –  4 p.m. 

Technician Training

Sunday, May 7

7 a.m. - until

Bus Roadeo Committee & Judges Onsite

8 a.m. - until

International Bus Roadeo Competition

6:30 – 8 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Swap Meet

Monday, May 8
APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo Workshops is Designed for Bus Roadeo Contestants: Roadeo committee, competitors and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities. Roadeo committee, competitors and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Operator Workshop 

Verbal and Postural De-escalation Techniques, Behaviors of Concern, Predicting & Avoiding Incidents

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Technician Workshop: Introduction to IntelligAIRE III

Technicians​ will learn operation of the IntelligAIRE III controller. In addition technicians will learn CanDIAG troubleshooting procedures as well as flash loading software adn use of diagnostic tools.

Steve Morris, Product Service Manager, Bus, Thermo King Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bus Display &  Lunch

2:30 – 4 p.m.

Customer Service Challenge

2 – 4 p.m.

Operator Workshop

2 – 4 p.m.

Technician Workshop 

Break sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS


Tuesday, May 9

7 – 8 a.m.

International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting - Debrief

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Operator Workshop 

Use of Force Continuum, Self-defense Within the Guidelines of the Law

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Technician Workshop: Transmissions

I have an oil analysis report but how do I use it?

This will be a class on the basics of ATF transmission fluid analysis but we will also discuss engine oils.

The class will cover the standard test that are used in fluid analysis, what they mean, and how to use them most effectively. We will discuss when, where and how to take a sample so that you get the most accurate results from a testing program. In addition to looking at individual test results and their meaning we will also discuss trend analysis of the results and its role in a predictive maintenance program

Class is sponsored by Voith Turbo Inc.

Mark Bair, Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst I
Member of the Society of Tribologhists and Lubrication Engineers
Senior Warranty Administrator, Voith Turbo Inc., York, PA

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Products Showcase & Lunch

7 – 9:30 p.m.
International Bus Roadeo Grand Awards Banquet
(Semi-formal attire)
Wednesday, May 10

 7 - 8 a.m.

Bus Roadeo Debrief

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