Schedule2019-05-15T10:43:19-04:00

2019 International Bus Roadeo Committee & Contestant Schedule.

This year’s roadeo is hosted by the Transit Authority of River City (TARC).

The roadeo site is located at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209.
Maps and directions will be available on site at the roadeo and conference registration desk.

The roadeo hotel is the Gault House Hotel.  

Galt House Hotel rooms: Daisy, Lily, Cochran, and Archibald

Omni Louisville Hotel rooms: Commonwealth , Hall A-B, and Olmsted 

Last Updated: May 6, 2019 

View the shuttle bus schedule.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Bus Roadeo Committee Members begin arriving
THURSDAY, MAY 16
6:10 a.m. Committee Bus Departs Galt House
8 a.m. – until Bus Roadeo Committee – Course Set Up
Breakfast will be provided
4 – 6 p.m.
Founders Suite 345, 3rd Floor, Suite Tower
Roadeo Registration
FRIDAY, MAY 17
6:10 a.m. Committee Bus Departs Galt House 8 a.m. – until
8 a.m. – until Bus Roadeo Committee – Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up
Breakfast will be provided
2 – 7 p.m.
Founders Suite 343, 3rd Floor, Suite Tower
Roadeo Registration
3 – 4 p.m.
Combs Chandler, Second Floor, Suite Tower
International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cochran, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Operators Orientation
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Archibald, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Technicians Orientation
SATURDAY, MAY 18
7 – 8 a.m.
Founders Suite 343, 3rd Floor, Suite Tower
Roadeo Registration 
7 – 8 a.m.
Archibald, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Technicians Continental Breakfast
6:10 a.m. First Bus Departing Galt House
8 a.m. – until Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition
8 – 8:45 a.m.
Archibald, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Technicians Written Test
9 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Cochran, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Technicians Morning Training
Continental Breakfast
Room A
9 – 9:45 am MCI
9:45 – 10:30 am Thermo King HVAC
10:30 – 11:15 am Vapor Door
11:15 am – 12 pm Custom Training Aids/Bendix Brake Board
Room B
9 – 9:45 am EMP
9:45 – 10:30 am Voith
10:30 – 11:15 am Cummins
11:15 am – 12 pm Allison
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break (lunch not provided)
1 – 3 p.m.
Cochran, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
Technician Afternoon Training
Room A
1 – 1:45 pm MCI
1:45 – 2:30 pm Thermo King HVAC
2:30 – 3:15 pm Vapor Door
3:15 – 4 pm Custom Training Aids/Bendix Brake Board
Room B
1 – 1:45 pm EMP
1:45 – 2:30 pm Voith
2:30 – 3:15 pm Cummins
3:15 – 4 pm Allison
SUNDAY, MAY 19
6:10 a.m. First shuttle bus departs Galt House
7 a.m. – until
Kentucky Exposition Center
Bus Roadeo Committee & Judges On Site
8 a.m. – until International Bus Roadeo Competition
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cochran, Archibald Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Rivue Tower
International Bus Roadeo Swap Meet
MONDAY, MAY 20
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.
Commonwealth Ballroom 1-2

Operators Workshop – Operator Crisis Awareness Training Part 1 Family Perspective Mental Health/What is CIT

This workshop is designed to introduce the public employee to Crisis Awareness and the elements of Crises Intervention Training by introducing the Core Elements of (CIT) Training.

The 2-part training includes:

– Mental Health (personal perspective)
– So, What is CIT?
– Assertive Training (knowing your own behaviors)
– De-Escalation

The workshop will explain operator assaults characteristics and primary factors that contribute to operator assaults. Additionally, this workshop will give a unique personal perspective of mental health using methods of strategic empathy to resolve passenger conflict with people living with mental illness, preventing escalation of conflicts that could lead to the operator being assaulted.

View the Crisis Awareness Training Curriculum for full details.

Presenter Information:
Curtis Boyd
Port Authority Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 6-7

Technicians Workshop – ERA Electric Bus PM

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. In 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:

– 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 Don’ts
– Basic Tools & Safety Equipment to Work on E-buses
– Economic and Environmental Benefits

A group discussion with questions and answers will follow the presentation

Presenters
Keith Moody and John Matt Hart, Clemson Area Transit system (CATbus)

Workshop sponsored by era-contact USA

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Off Site – Kentucky International Convention Center
Bus Display &  Lunch
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 4-5
Customer Service Challenge
2 – 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 1-2

Operators Workshop – Operator Crisis Awareness Training Part 2 Assertive Training/De-escalation

Part 2 of the workshop presents the attendees with the opportunity to learn and enhance their skill of assertive training through understanding and awareness of their own behaviors and attitudes when encountering patrons living with mental illness.

Participants will better understand the principals of De-Escalation, and how to apply these principals to avoid escalating conflict with people living with mental illness.

This workshop is highly participative. Participants will be actively interacting with the facilitator, drawing upon their own experiences and training, and contributing to the discussions.

View the Crisis Awareness Training Curriculum for full details.

Presenter Information:
Curtis Boyd
Port Authority Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA​

2 – 4 p.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 6-7

Technicians Workshop – Voith Oil Analysis

I have an oil analysis report but how do I use it? This will be a class on the basics of ATF fluid analysis as related to transit buses. The class will cover the standard tests that are used in fluid analysis, what they mean, and how to use them most effectively. We will discuss when, where, and how to take a samples so you get the most accurate results from a testing program. In addition to looking at individual test results and their meaning, trend analysis of the results and their role in predictive maintenance program will also be discussed. And if time allows, we may also discuss some of the tests related to engine oils as well.

Workshop sponsored by Voith Turbo Inc.

Presenter
Mark Bair, Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst I; Member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers; Senior Warranty Administrator, Voith Turbo Inc. York, PA 

TUESDAY, MAY 21
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 1-2

Operators Workshop – First Observer Training

The first Observer Plus Program provides transportation professionals with the knowledge needed to recognize suspicious activity possibly related to terrorism, guidance in assessing what they see, and a method for reporting those observations.

Presenters
Andrea Di Spirito, Transportation Security Specialist, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
Anthony Esterling Transportation Security Specialist, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 6-7

Technicians Workshop – I/O Controls troubleshooting

Electric Bus PM – An introduction to electric bus preventive maintenance procedures highlighting the do’s and don’ts as well as key differences between electric and conventional powered coaches.

I/O Troubleshooting – The workshop will cover the I/O system layout, module functions and ladder logic.

Presenter
Robert Remshifski, Technical Training Manager, Motor Coach Industries, Des Plaines, IL

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hall A-B
Bus Products & Services Showcase & Lunch
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 4-5
International Bus Roadeo Awards Ceremony
doors open at 6 p.m.
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom 6-8
International Bus Roadeo Awards Reception
**ticketed Event
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
7 – 8 a.m.
Olmsted Ballroom 6-7
International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting – Debrief
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