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 Schedule for 2016 International Rail Rodeo

Committee & Contestant Schedule -  June 15 ,2016 

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Tuesday, June 14
Travel day for Rodeo Committee
Wednesday, June 15
Travel day for Rodeo Participants
6 - 7 a.m.
Sheraton - Phoenix Front
Pre-Function
Morning Registration  
7:30 a.m.
Rail Rodeo Committee Departs OMC

8 - 9 a.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room

Breakfast

Operations & Maintenance Center (OMC)

9 - 10:30 a.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tour of Shop and Operations Control Center
12 - 1 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
Lunch
1 p.m. Rodeo Committee departs to hotel or Tour: Phoenix Sky Train Operations and Systems Maintenance Facility (2 hours)
2 - 7 p.m.
Sheraton - Phoenix Front Pre-function Room
Information table for families
5 - 7 p.m.
Sheraton - Phoenix Front Pre-function Room

Afternoon Registration

Host Information Tables for Families to learn about available activities

Thursday, June 16
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 
Sheraton - Phoenix Front Pre-function Room

Registration for Rodeo

 

Maintainers​ ​

7 - 8 a.m.
Sheraton - Laveen Room

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Sheraton - Ahwatukee Room

Rail Rodeo Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions

 

12:15 p.m. ​​​​Maintainers and Maintenance Committee ​​​​depart to OMC
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor
​​​​Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ​​​​Tour of Valley Metro Rail Vehicles and Maintenance Shop
3 p.m. ​​​​Maintenance depart to hotel
Operators​ ​
​​7 - 7:45 a.m.
Sheraton - Laveen Room
​​​Breakfast

8 a.m.

Operators and Operations Committee depart of OMC
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room

Rail Rodeo Operator Training

  • Lottery Selection 
    Assign Escorts
    Bring APTA rodeo handbook and the Valley Metro Rule Book. Uniforms are not required.
    Safety Orientation
​12 - 1 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor
​​Lunch

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Training

  • Operator Yard Instruction
  • Customer Service Training - Exterior Vehicle
  • Exterior & interior vehicle familiarization
  • Hands-on vehicle training
     
4:30 - 5 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
​​​​Question & Answer
5 p.m. ​​​​Operators depart to hotel
5 - 5:30 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
​​​​Rodeo Committee debrief
5:30 p.m. Rodeo Committee depart to hotel​​​​
Friday, June 17
Maintainers​ ​

​8 - 9 a.m.
Ahwatukee Room

​Breakfast
9 - 11 a.m.
Ahwatukee Room
Maintainer Written and Safety Test ​
 

11:30 a.m.

Vendors and Maintainers Committee depart to OMC

12 - 1 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor

Lunch

1 - 5 p.m.
OMC - Maintainer Tent

​​​​Event set up
5:30 p.m. ​​​​Vendors and Maintainers Committee depart to hotel
Operators​ ​
7:30 a.m.

Operators and Operations Committee depart to OMC

8 - 9 a.m.
OMC - Shop Floor

Breakfast
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Operators and Judges Hands-On Training

12 - 1 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor

​​​Lunch
1 - 5 p.m. Operators and Judges Hands-On Training​​​​
5 - 5:30 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
Question & Answer​​​​
5:30 p.m. Operators depart to Hotel​​​​
5:30 - 6 p.m.
OMC - Jim Starz Room
Rodeo Committee debrief​​​​
6 p.m. Rodeo Committee and Judges depart to hotel​​​​
Saturday, June 18
10 - 11:30a.m. Families depart to OMC​​​​
2 - 4 p.m. Families depart to hotel​​​​
​Operators

5 - 5:45 a.m.
Alhambra Room

Uniform Inspection at hotel

​5 - 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast
​5:30 a.m. Operations Committee and Judges depart to OMC

5:50 a.m.

Operators depart to OMC
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
OMC
Operator Competition
12 - 2:30 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor
Lunch
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
OMC - Maintainer Tent
Combined Competition
4 p.m. Operators and Rodeo Committee depart to hotel​​​​
5 - 5:30 p.m.
Encanto Room
Swap Meet Set Up​​​​
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Encanto Room

Swat Meet​​​​

Swap Meet Shipping Instructions:

Recipient Name
Company/Group/Event Name
C/O Sheraton Phoenix Hotel
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Inbound Packages                                           Outbound Packages
Items up to 5lbs       $5                                      Items                   $5
Items 6 - 20 lbs       $10                                     Display Cases     $35
Items 21 - 50 lbs      $15
Items 50+ lbs          $25
Display cases         $35
Pallets                    $75

 

7 - 10 p.m.
Chase Field; casual attire 

 

"All Star Night at the Park" Host Reception​​​​: ​Chase Field, Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Maintainers
4:30 a.m.

Maintainers and Maintenance Committee depart to OMC

​5 - 5:45 a.m.
OMC - Shop Floor
Breakfast

5:50 a.m.

​​​Maintainers to Maintainer Tent
6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
OMC = Maintainer Tent
Maintenance Competition
12 - 2:30 p.m.
OMC - Shop Floor.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lunch 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
OMC - Maintainer Tent
Combined Competition
4 p.m. Maintainers depart to hotel 
Sunday, June 19

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Encanto A Room

Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting

1 - 3 p.m.
Valley of the Sun ABC Rooms

Fathers Day Recognition sponsored by Kinkisharyo

7:15 - 10 p.m.
Valley of the Sun ABC Rooms

​​​​Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet (Doors will open at 7:15)

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