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 Schedule

Committee & Contestant Schedule - as of January 28, 2013

The schedule is also available in the Rodeo Handbook.

Operators Maintainers
Tuesday, May 28
Travel day for Rodeo Committee
Wednesday, May 29
Travel day for Rodeo Participants
7:30 – 9 a.m. Morning Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1 – 2 p.m.

Committee Welcoming and Tour of Rodeo Site

5 – 7 p.m.

Afternoon Registration

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

Thursday, May 30
6:45 – 7:30 a.m.

Registration for Rodeo

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

7:15 a.m.

Depart Hotel Operators and Operations Committee Members

Rodeo Site Fernrock

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operators and Operations Committee Members Training and Operator Lottery Selections

Rodeo Site Location (Fernrock)

Breakfast provided
 
(Operators must bring APTA rodeo handbook and SEPTA operating rule book. Uniforms not required.)

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions

Special Maintenance Training Session

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Classroom Instruction:

  • SEPTA Welcome
  • Safety Orientation
  • Classroom training
  • Vehicle Familiarization
  • Signal System Overview & Radio Clearances 
12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch provided for Operators and Committee members.

Location: Fernrock

Yard Instruction:

  • Exterior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Interior Vehicle Familiarization
  • Hands-On Vehicle Training
  • Question and Answer Session
5 p.m. Operators return to hotel
6 p.m. Operations Committee Debrief meeting at hotel
Friday, May 31
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration for Rodeo

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

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

Maintainers take written/safety test

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Operators and Judges Hands-On Training

Breakfast provided

Lunch: Fernrock

Course Training:

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

Depart Hotel

Lunch: Fernrock

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 at Fern Rock
5 p.m. Operators Return to Hotel
6 p.m. Operations Committee – Review of Score Sheets, Schedule
Saturday, June 1
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

Fernrock

7:15 a.m. Spectator Shuttles Depart Marriott 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. 2013 International Rail Rodeo Competition begins
12 – 2 p.m.

Lunch 

Transfer PIT at Fernrock

5 – 6 p.m. Rail Rodeo De-Briefing Meeting
6 – 7 p.m.

Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

Sunday, June 2
7:30 – 10 p.m.

Rail Rodeo Awards Dinner

Philadelphia, Marriott Downtown

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