2020 International Bus Roadeo Committee & Contestant Schedule.

This year’s roadeo is hosted by VIA Metropolitan Transit.

The roadeo site is located at the Trader Village, San Antonio, 9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242.
Maps and directions will be available on site at the roadeo and conference registration desk.

The roadeo hotel is the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.  

Gran Hyatt San Antonio Hotel rooms: TBD

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel rooms: TBD

Last Updated: January 8, 2020 

Shuttle bus schedule is coming.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
Bus Roadeo Committee Members begin arriving
THURSDAY, MAY 14
6:10 a.m. Committee Bus Departs Grand Hyatt
8 a.m. – until Bus Roadeo Committee – Course Set Up Pre-trip Subcommittee Meeting
Breakfast will be provided
4 – 6 p.m. Roadeo Registration
FRIDAY, MAY 15
6:10 a.m. Committee Bus Departs Grand Hyatt 8 a.m. – until
8 a.m. – until Bus Roadeo Committee – Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up
Breakfast will be provided
2 – 7 p.m. Roadeo Registration
3 – 4:30 p.m. International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting
7 – 8:30 p.m. Operators Orientation
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Technicians Orientation
SATURDAY, MAY 16
6 – 7 a.m.  Technicians Continental Breakfast​ 
7 – 9 a.m. Roadeo Registration 
6:10 a.m. First Bus Departing Grand Hyatt
8 a.m. – until Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Technicians Written Test
8:45 a.m. –  12:05 p.m. Technicians Morning Training
Continental Breakfast
Room A
8:50 – 9:35 am MCI
9:40 – 10:25 am Thermo King HVAC
10:30 – 11:15 am Vapor Door
11:20 am – 12:05 pm Custom Training Aids/Bendix Brake Board
Room B
8:50 – 9:35 am EMP
9:40 – 10:25 am Voith
10:30 – 11:15 am Cummins
11:20 am – 12:05 pm Allison
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break (lunch not provided)
1 – 4:15 p.m. Technician Afternoon Training
Room A
1 – 1:45 pm MCI
1:50 – 2:35 pm Thermo King HVAC
2:40 – 3:25 pm Vapor Door
3:30 – 4:15 pm Custom Training Aids/Bendix Brake Board
Room B
1 – 1:45 pm EMP
1:50 – 2:35 pm Voith
2:40 – 3:25 pm Cummins
3:30 – 4:15 pm Allison
SUNDAY, MAY 17
6:10 a.m. First shuttle bus departs Grand Hyatt
7 a.m. – Until Bus Roadeo Committee & Judges On Site
8 a.m. – Until International Bus Roadeo Competition
6:30 – 8 p.m. International Bus Roadeo Swap Meet
MONDAY, MAY 18
APTA Mobility Conference & International Bus Roadeo Workshops are designed for Bus Roadeo contestants. Roadeo committee, competitors, and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Operators Workshop – Transit Safety Practices & Procedures Part I
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Technicians Workshop – Vapor CLASS Sensing System for Door Systems

Vapor CLASS Sensing System for Door Systems – An advanced, intelligent ultra-sonic system that increases passenger protection and optimizes door operation. Learn how the Contact-Less Acoustic Sensing System (CLASS) can reduce dwell time, minimize passenger contact with the doors, and reduce maintenance expenses. This unique, multi-functional system functions as a touch bar, can detect a stream of passengers and hold the doors open, and can detect passengers standing too close to the doors when the bus is in motion. CLASS eliminates the expenses and maintenance of tape switches, push buttons, mat switches and light beams. Three robust sensors mounted in the doorway exit area monitor defined spaces and send open/close signals to the door controller. Learn functional operation and troubleshooting tips. Q&A at end of session.

BILL URIAN

Marketing Communications Manager

Vapor Bus International – Wabtec Corporation

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bus Display &  Lunch
2:30 – 4 p.m. Customer Service Challenge

In lieu of an afternoon Operators workshop Operators are encouraged to attend the Customer Service Challenge

2 – 4 p.m. Technicians Workshop – IntelligAIRE III & TST Dianistics for Electric Bus HVAC
TUESDAY, MAY 19
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Operators Workshop – Transit Safety Practices & Procedures Part II
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Technicians Workshop – Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI)

Workshop for Electric Bus Maintenance

This workshop is designed to highlight the benefits of electric buses (E-buses) as they generate environmental and potential economic benefits. For the case of the Clemson Area Transit system (CATbus), it will be shown that E-buses are a better choice for the environment than the current diesel fleet and that maintaining and operating E-buses will provide the City of Clemson (SC) with substantial savings.

Topics of discussion include (subject to change):

  • Example for how an E-bus PMI is performed at CATbus
  • Comparison of the PMI for Diesel vs Electric
  • Older vs. newer PMI procedures
  • “What you never have to do again”
  • Do’s and Dont’s
  • Basic tools & Safety equipment to work on E-buses
  • Economic and environmental benefits

A group discussion with questions and answers will follow the presentation

Presenter information:

Claudio Meier, GM Operation
Michael, Kaiser, Sr. Sales Manager
John Mast, Quality Manager

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bus Products & Services Showcase & Lunch
6 – 7 p.m. International Bus Roadeo Awards Ceremony
doors open at 5:30 p.m.
7 – 8:30 p.m. International Bus Roadeo Awards Reception
**ticketed Event
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
7 – 8 a.m. International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting – Debrief
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