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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.​


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Disc Brakes Wheels Off Inspections​​
November 14, 2017

Synopsis: 
Disc brake technology brings immediate cost savings for transit/coach operators thanks to the reduced weight, compact design and easier servicing compared with conventional systems. Direct maintenance costs are significantly reduced, as is the time required for servicing, and this in turn reduces the out of service time and increases the productive deployment of the vehicle. This webinar will feature the wheels off inspection of the disc brake system. This follows the previous webinar which covered disc brake inspection with the wheels on. In this webinar we will cover disc brake operation, and a more in-depth inspection of the calipers, rotors, brake chambers and brake pad replacement. 

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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