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 Schedule

Committee & Contestant Schedule - as of May 11, 2011

Rodeo Event Locations:

  • Rodeo & Conference Hotel
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    110 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Rodeo & Operator Training Site
    Orient Heights Maintenance Facility
    1069 Bennington St / Rear
    East Boston, MA 02128

The 2011 International Rail Rodeo is hosted by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority MBTA.

Tuesday, June 7

All

Travel Day for Rodeo Committee

Wednesday, June 8

All

Travel day for Rodeo Participants

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Morning Registration
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Registration Desk B

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Salons C D

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Committee Welcoming and Tour of Orient Heights
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights (Rodeo Site)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Afternoon Registration
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Registration Desk B

Thursday, June 9

All Operations Maintenance

6:45 - 7:30 a.m.
Registration for Rodeo
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Registration Desk B

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Spouse/Guest Information Session
This session will be conducted by a MBTA representative and will include Points of Interest, Directions, Things to Do, and Sights to See
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Salon D

7:30 a.m. Depart Hotel
Operators and Operations Committee Members
MBTA shuttle bus to Orient Heights (Rodeo Site)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Operators and Operations Committee Members
Training and Operator Lottery Selections
Location: Orient Heights Maintenance Facility

Operators must bring APTA rodeo handbook and MBTA operating rule book. Uniforms not required.

Classroom Instruction

  • Safety Orientation
  • Classroom training
  • Vehicle Familiarization
  • Signal System Overview & Radio Clearances

Yard Instruction

  • Exterior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Interior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Hands-On Vehicle Training
  • Question and Answer Session

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided for Operators and Committee members
Lunch provided by MBTA
Location: Dining Tent (Orient Heights)

5:15 p.m.
Operators Return to Hotel
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Boston Copley Marriot

5:15 p.m.
Operations Committee – Debrief meeting at Orient Heights
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Boston Copley Marriot

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Salon C

12:30 p.m. Depart Hotel
Vendors and Maintainers Committee Members
Setup of Maintainers events
Board MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights

Friday, June 10

All Operations Maintenance

7:30 -- 8:30 a.m.
Registration for Rodeo
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Registration Desk B

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast for Operators and Maintainers
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Salons A – C

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch provided by MBTA
Location: Dining Tent (Orient Heights) 

7:45 a.m. Depart Hotel
Operators and Operations Committee Members
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Operators and Judges Hands-On Training

Course Training

  • Course Overview
  • Hands on Vehicle Operation
  • Customer Service Training
  • Question and Answer Session

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Operator Question & Answer session
Location: Orient Heights Maintenance Facility

5:15 p.m.
Operators Return to Hotel
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Boston Copley Marriot

5:15 p.m.
Operations Committee – Debrief meeting at Orient Heights
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Boston Copley Marriott

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Maintainers take written/safety test 
Boston Marriot Copley Place, Salons H – K

11:15 a.m. Depart Hotel
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights

12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Maintainers tour Rodeo Site
Receive Right-of-Way Safety Training.
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Boston Copley Marriot

Saturday, June 11

All Operations Maintenance

7:00 a.m.– 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast served - Courtesy of MBTA
Location: Dining Tent (Orient Heights)

7:40 a.m.
Judges report to competition areas

8:00 a.m.
2011 International Rail Rodeo Competition begins

9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shuttle bus to/from Hotel and Rodeo Site – every 15 minutes

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch
Location: Dining Tent (Orient Heights)

5:15 a.m.
Judges (Operations) board shuttle bus to Orient Heights

5:30 a.m. Depart Hotel Operators & Operations Committee Members
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights

5:45 a.m.
Judges receive tour of operator course

6:00 a.m.
Operators Uniform Inspection
Orient Heights Training Trainer

6:30 a.m.
Operators Written Test
Orient Heights Training Trainer

6:30 a.m.
Maintainers, Vendors & Committee Members
MBTA Shuttle Bus to Orient Heights

All Committee

6:00– 7:30 p.m.
Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet
Boston Marriot Copley Place, Simmons

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Rail Rodeo De-Briefing Meeting
Boston Marriot Copley Place, Provincetown

Sunday, June 12

All

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Rail Rodeo Awards Dinner
 Boston Marriot Copley Place, Salons G – K

Congratulations and Thank You!

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