10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Round-Table Discussions - Round 2 (attendees will switch to another table)
TABLE 1: Hybrid Technology/Electric Battery/Hydrogen Fuel Cell
What are the available technologies? How do they work and what are the benefits? What are the pros and cons of each, based on actual experience?
Moderators: Salvador Llamas, Director of Maintenance, AC Transit, Oakland, CA
Geoffrey Hobin, Grants & Capital Program Manager, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
TABLE 2: Engines
Talk about issues that have been seen in the field and share feedback on what is being done. What are the emissions regulations going forward?
Moderator: Harpal Kapoor, Director, Vehicle Engineering, Transit & Rail, CH2M HILL, Baltimore, MD
TABLE 3: Brake & Chassis
Describe best practices for maintenance. What are the concerns?
Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant, CMO Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA
TABLE 4: CNG Fuel
What is the current state of the industry? Share best practices for changing over your fleet to CNG.
Moderators: John Somers, Chair, Natural Gas Subcommittee, and Vice President, Business Development, Clean Energy,
Newport Beach, CA
John Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, Operations, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
TABLE 5: Training and Certification
Focus on training and certification for new technology buses (EV, hybrid, fuel cell, CNG). What training makes sense (high voltage, loto, etc)? What kind of training is available?
Moderators: Bruce Dahl, Transit Maintenance Analyst, King County Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
Brian Lester, Senior Consultant, Educational Data Systems, Inc., Dearborn, MI
TABLE 6: Bus Procurement
How does your agency make a decision about procuring advanced technology buses from an agency perspective? What has to be considered and where can you find the right information? What additional information would be helpful that is not available?
Moderators: Rolando Cruz, Executive Director & Vice President, Maintenance and Facilities, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach, CA
Raymond J. Melleady, Managing Director, North America, USSC Group/4ONE/FMNA, Exton, PA
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Our host, Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), will share some of their innovative practices with Bus Maintenance and Management, Performance Contracting, Maintenance Quality Assurance, and Effective Maintenance Training for CNG Engines.
Bus Maintenance and Management
William Lambert, Assistant Director of Maintenance
Effective Maintenance Training for CNG Engines
Haven Roberts, Maintenance Trainer
Maintenance Quality Assurance
Sergio Rodriguez, Maintenance Trainer
Bill Wagner, Maintenance Director