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 Schedule

Committee & Contestant Schedule - as of March 19, 2012

The schedule is also available in the Rodeo Handbook.

Operators Maintainers
Tuesday, May 29
Travel day for Rodeo Committee
Wednesday, May 30
Travel day for Rodeo Participants
7:30 – 9 a.m. Morning Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting

Hyatt Reunion

1 – 2 p.m.

Committee Welcoming and Tour of Rodeo Site

5 – 7 p.m.

Afternoon Registration

Hyatt Reunion

Thursday, May 31
6:45 – 7:30 a.m.

Registration for Rodeo

Hyatt Reunion

7:30 a.m.
Depart Hotel Operators and Operations Committee Members
 
Rodeo Site

 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operations and Operations Committee Members Training and Operator Lottery Selections
 
Rodeo Site Location
 
(Operators must bring APTA rodeo handbook and DART operating rule book. Uniforms not required.)
 
Classroom Instruction:

  • Safety Orientation
  • Classroom training
  • Vehicle Familiarization
  • Signal System Overview & Radio Clearances 
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions

Hyatt Reunion

12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch provided for Operators and Committee members.

Location: DART Dining Tent

Yard Instruction:

  • Exterior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Interior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Hands-On Vehicle Training
  • Question and Answer Session
5 p.m. Operators return to hotel
5:15 p.m. Operations Committee Debrief meeting at property
Friday, June 1
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration for Rodeo

Hyatt Reunion

7:45 a.m. Operators and Operations Committee Members depart hotel 8 – 11 a.m.

Maintainers take written/safety test

Hyatt Reunion

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operators and Judges Hands-On Training

Lunch: DART Dining Tent

Course Training:

  • Course Overview
  • Hands on Vehicle Operation 
  • Customer Service Training
  • Question and Answer Session
11:15 a.m.

Depart Hotel

Lunch: DART Dining Tent

12:45 – 3 p.m. Maintainers tour Rodeo Site
4 – 5 p.m.

Operator Question & Answer session

Rodeo site

3 p.m. Maintainers Depart
3 – 5 p.m. Maintenance Committee & Event Set-up
5 p.m. Operators Return to Hotel
5:15 p.m. Operations Committee – Review of Score Sheets, Schedule
Saturday, June 2
5:15 a.m.

Operations Committee Members board shuttle bus

Judges receive tour of operator course

5:30 a.m.

Operators & Operations Committee Members Depart Hotel

6 a.m. Operators Uniform Inspection
6:30 a.m. Operators Written Test 6:30 a.m. Maintainers, Vendors & Committee Members Depart Hotel
7 – 8 a.m.

Breakfast served

DART Dining tent

7:30 a.m. Spectator Shuttles Depart Hyatt every 30 minutes
7:40 a.m. Judges report to competition areas
7:45 a.m. Operators Report to Holding Room 7:45 a.m. Maintainers Report to Holding Area
8 a.m. 2012 International Rail Rodeo Competition begins
12 – 2 p.m.

Lunch 

Dining Tent

4 – 4:45 p.m. Rail Rodeo De-Briefing Meeting
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet

Hyatt Reunion

7 – 10 p.m.

Night at Gilley’s

(Must RSVP on registration form)

Sunday, June 3
7:30 – 10 p.m.

Rail Rodeo Awards Dinner

Hyatt Reunion

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