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 APTA Standards Quarterly Webinar Series

This webinar series provides insights into the resources, programs, and best practices produced in APTA's Standards Development Program. This program support's its members in meeting industry challenges and leveraging the opportunities ahead.​

 

Click on each webinar's title for more details.

 
Inspection and Maintenance of the Cummins ISL-G Engine​
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Synposis: The Cummins ISL-G engine is the most commonly used in CNG engine in the public transportation industry. This webinar will focus on best practices and maintenance procedures to maximize bus availability and reduce maintenance costs. 

Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer - Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), 
Philadelphia, PA

Presenters:
Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
Victoria Chesney, Maintenance Supervisor, Omnitrans,San Bernardino, CA



 
Systematic Approach to Air Brake System Operation and Troubleshooting​
View presentation and recording of this webinar held on April 9, 2018

  
Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer - Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA),
Philadelphia, PA
 
Presenters: Brian D. Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc, La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Transit and Rail Vehicle Technician, CH2M, Boston, MA; Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA


 
 

Disc Brakes Wheels Off Inspections​​
View presentation and recording of this webinar held on November 14, 2017

Moderator: Marie Benton, Interim Assistant Vice President - Rail Maintenance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas, TX

Presenters: Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA; Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer - Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA; Brian D. Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc,La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Project Manager,  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA


  

 
Using Track Circuit Monitoring Technology​

 Moderator:  Robert MacDonald, Co-Investigator, Transit Systems Engineering Signal Consultant, Boston MA​​

 Presenters: Frank Beeck, Principal Investigator, Rail-IT, Minneapolis, MN and Tim Shoppa,  WMATA Lead Designer, WMATA IT Manager, Washington, DC

  

 
Lessons Learned: Zero-Emission Bus Expansion Across Europe​

 Moderator: Lauren Justice, Project Manager, CTE, Atlanta, GA

 Presenters: Ben Madden, Director, Element Energy, London, UK and Marc Vanhoutte, Bus Fleet Director, Transdev Group, Paris, France

 

 

Disc Brakes Wheels On Inspections​
View presentation and recording of this webinar held on January 26, 2017

Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer - Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA

Presenters: Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA; Brian D. Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc,La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Project Manager,  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA



 

 


 

 

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