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American Public Transportation Association

 Maintenance Managers Workshop (formerly Maintenance Monday)

Monday, May 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Grand Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Westin Charlotte

Route 2: Operations & Maintenance 

Join us for the Maintenance Managers Workshop (formerly Maintenance Monday) for 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. Stay tuned for additional agenda and speaker information.
FEE: If you are registered for the Bus & Paratransit Conference, there is no additional charge to attend the Maintenance Managers Workshop. The registration fee is $300 per person to attend ONLY the Maintenance Managers Workshop. The fee includes the full day of activities, including the welcome breakfast and lunch at the Bus Display.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is not required. If you are attending for the one-day Maintenance Managers Workshop, please register & pay on site at the APTA registration desk in the Westin Charlotte Hotel.
Registration: Contact APTA’s Kuita Spence at 202.496.4845 or
Program: Contact APTA's Jeff Hiott at 202.496.4881 or
visit to access TCRP-related documents
7 - 8 a.m.

Bus Technical Maintenance Committee Meeting
Chair, Jerry ​Guaracino


8 - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Breakfast and Introductions
Committee Chairs, Jerry Guaracino & Mike Finnern
Continental Breakfast sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS

Presentation: Preventative Maintenance and Best Practices on Disc Brakes
David Kwapis, Instructor, Bus Maintenance Training, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Charlestown, MA 

8:30 - 9:20  a.m.


9:25 - 10:15 a.m.

Round-Table Discussions: Round 1

TABLE 1:  Hybrid Technology/Electric Battery/Alternative Fuels
Moderators: Bruce Dahl, Transit Maintenance Analyst, King County Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
John A. Connell, Coordinator of Maintenance, Clemson Area Transit, Clemson, SC

TABLE 2:  Asset Management/MAP-21/Regulations
Moderators: Raymond J. Melleady, Member, APTA Board of Directors, and Managing Director, North America,
USSC Group/4ONE/FMNA, Exton, PA
Richard Dooley, Deputy Director of Bus Maintenance, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Charlestown, MA

TABLE 3:  Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
Moderators: Harpal Kapoor, Vice Chair-Programs, APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee, and Director,
Vehicle Engineering, Transit & Rail, CH2M, Baltimore, MD
Dave Varner, Director, Bus Maintenance, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
Lurae Stuart, Senior Principal Technical Specialist, Transit & Rail Systems, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Portland, OR

TABLE 4:  Disc Brakes
Moderators: Geoff Lawrence, Secretary, APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee, and VP Sales Fraser, Fraser Gauge,
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
David Kwapis, Instructor, Bus Maintenance Training, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Charlestown, MA

TABLE 5:  Maintenance Employee Best Practices
Moderators: Marie Benton, Senior Manager, Fleet Services Support, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
Joe L. Coker, Assistant Vice President, Fleet Services, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX 


Round-Table Discussions: Round 2
(participants switch to new tables) 

10:15 - 11 a.m. 

Round-Table Discussions Wrap Up


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch at APTA Bus Display


12:30 - 4:45 p.m.



 ~ 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.


















 ~ 2 :30 - 2:45 p.m.


 ~ 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Zero to Near-Zero Emission Bus Workshop
More and more agencies are looking to lead the way with adding buses to their fleets with zero to near-zero tail pipe emissions. But, there are questions. What are these technologies? How do I implement them into my fleet? What are the risks? Can my agency afford to run these new vehicles? These questions and more will be addressed during this two-part, half-day workshop.

PART 1: What are the Different Available Technologies?

NREL Evaluation Updates on Fuel Cell Buses and Foothill Transit’s Battery Electric Bus Fleet
Leslie Eudy, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Golden, CO

Introducing the New ISL G Near Zero Engine
Bill Boyce, Eastern Regional Manager, Cummins Westport, Inc., Columbus, IN
EV Charging Solutions – On Route or Overnight?
Seamus McGrath, Manager, Battery and Charging Systems, Proterra Inc, Greenville, SC
Opportunities and Barriers for More Electric in Transit
Bart W. Mancini, P.E., Senior Principal Systems Engineer, BAE SYSTEMS, Endicott, NY
Inductive Charging
Zachary S. Kahn, Regional Sales Manager, Northwest, BYD Motors, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Charging Standards
David Warren, Director -Sustainable Transportation, New Flyer, Mercer Island, WA
Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
Ryne A. Shetterly, ZEPS Sales Manager, Complete Coach Works, Riverside, CA
European (e)Bus Secnario - Europe's ZeEUS Project
Arno Kerkhof, Senior Manager Bus Division and Commission, UITP (International Association of Public Transport),
Brussels, Belgium
PART 2: An Operator's Perspective
Electric Buses: Impact on Scheduling and Operations
Frederic Bean, Account Manager, GIRO Inc., Montreal, QC   
Plug in to the Future of Bus Transit – Real-World Results of EV Bus Operation   
Mike Finnern, Chair, APTA Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee, and Customer Service Director, Proterra Inc., Greenville, SC
Seneca’s All-Electric Bus Project, A Scalable Model of All Electric Fleets for Transportation
John A. Connell, Coordinator of Maintenance, Clemson Area Transit, Clemson, SC
Challenges and Lessons Learned from Electric Buses
Tina Wu, AICP, Senior Transit Planner, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, NV
David Carr, Facilities and Fleet Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, NV
Real-World Electric Bus Operation in Cold Weather Climates
John F. Carney, General Manager, First Transit, Inc., Worcester, MA
Electric Trolley Experience….ZEB on Limited Budget
Michael Hernandez, Assistant General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Monterey, CA
The Care and Feeding of an Electric Bus
Mark A Perry, Fleet & Facility Manager, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Lancaster, CA

4:45 - 5 p.m. 


Maintenance Monday Wrap Up  

Tuesday, May 17
7 - 8 a.m.

Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee Meeting
Chair, Mike Finnern

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