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 Maintenance Monday NEW!

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maintenance Monday is free to all Bus & Paratransit Conference registrants. Pre-registration is closed but you can register on site starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th in room 309-310 of the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

NEW at the 2013 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference is a day dedicated to bus maintenance and bus technologies. Take advantage of a full day of learning and interaction with your maintenance manager peers and other associated transit professionals. The day will kick off with offsite interactive discussions at IndyGo in the morning. We will then return to the Bus and Paratransit Conference where you will have lunch with your transit peers as you view the latest buses at the annual Bus Display. After lunch APTA’s two bus technical committee meetings will be held. The day will wrap up with a reporting out of key issues from the morning discussions and conclude with a couple short technical presentations from APTA business members. 


7:30 a.m. -- Depart for IndyGo Facilities

7:45 - 8 a.m. -- Breakfast, Sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS.

8 - 11 a.m. – Breakout: Interactive Group Discussions

          8 - 8:15 a.m. -- Welcome from IndyGo

          8:15 - 9:30 a.m. -- First Topic

          (9:30 - 9:45 a.m. – break/switch topics)

          9:45 – 11 a.m. -- Second Topic

         Topic A: Innovations in Maintenance Efficiencies

                        - use of technology

                        - enforcement / use of industry time standards

                        - creative management strategies / incentive programs

        Topic B: Mid-Life Overhaul / Restoration

                        - hybrid

                        - high tech systems

                        - future fleet planning

                        - training

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Bus Display & Lunch

1 - 2 p.m. – Bus Technical Maintenance Committee Meeting

2 - 3 p.m. – Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee Meeting  
     (Ten minute break)

3:10 – 4 p.m. -- Wrap Up from Morning Breakout Discussions

                         Technical Presentations:

                         1. Using On-board Technology to Safely & Efficiently Maintain Air Disc Brake     Systems

                            Chad Robinson, market development manager-bus and transit, MGM Brakes,
                            Charlotte, NC

                        2. Using Operational Data to Improve ROI

                            KIrk Shore, product manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY

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