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Schedule for the 2013 International Bus Roadeo.

As of  April 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 1 

Bus Roadeo Committee Begins Arriving
Thursday, May 2

8 a.m.

Bus Roadeo Committee Course Set-Up

4 – 6 p.m.

Room 103/104, 1st Floor

Roadeo Registration

Friday, May 3

8 a.m.

Bus Roadeo Committee Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up

1 – 7 p.m.

Room 103/104, 1st Floor

Roadeo Registration

3 – 4 p.m.

White River E, 1st Floor

International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting

7 – 8:30 p.m.

White River B, 1st Floor

Operators’ Orientation

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

White River C/D, 1st Floor

Mechanics’ Orientation

Saturday, May 4

7 – 9 a.m.

Room 103/104, 1st Floor

Roadeo Registration

8 a.m.

Outside Hotel

Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition

8 – 8:45 a.m.

White River E, 1st Floor

Mechanics Written Test

9 a.m. –  5 p.m.

White River F, 1st Floor

Mechanics Training

Sunday, May 5

7 a.m.

Allison Transmission Test Track

Bus Roadeo Committee & Judges Onsite

8 a.m.

Allison Transmission Test Track

International Bus Roadeo Competition

6 – 7:30 p.m.

White River A-E, 1st Floor

International Bus Roadeo Swap Meet

Monday, May 6

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Room 203/204, 2nd Floor

Mechanic Workshop

  • Vapor Bus Door Systems


What’s New and How Does It Work?

The latest in door system design enhances door system functionality, improves passenger detection, and reduces dwell time by allowing passengers to exit quicker. New technology, including an innovative electric door actuator with a smart controller, provides precise motion control and extensive data logging capacity. A new passenger detection system replaces mechanical components and eliminates maintenance expenses. These, and other new accessories, reduce maintenance costs and unnecessary wear on door system components. Bring your questions -- learn useful tips including basic preventive maintenance and troubleshooting from experienced technicians.


8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Room 201/202, 2nd Floor

Operator Workshop

  • Pedestrian Awareness


Be Prepared to Avoid Pedestrians
This is an interactive workshop to address the challenges faced by bus operators as they perform the difficult task of operating a transit vehicle. The course will cover the hazards of turns, provide insight and guidance on how to overcome “un-attentional” blindness, and give great feedback on how to prepare for the pedestrian.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Off Site, White River State Park Visitors Center

Bus Display &  Lunch

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Grand Ballroom 5/6

Customer Service Challenge

2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Room 203/204, 2nd Floor

Mechanic Workshop

  • MCI


Interactive demonstration of Smart-Wave

This workshop will showcase the Smart-Wave, which is the tire temp and pressure monitoring system used by MCI. This system is available for a wide selection of over-the-road equipment as both OEM and After Market. The workshop will have a simulator board set up to demonstrate all functions and trouble shooting of the Smart Wave system.


2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Room 201/20/2, 2nd Floor

Operator Workshop

  • Operators Fatigue Awareness


Combat Fatigue at this Interactive Workshop
The Fatigue Awareness Program is an informative program to enlighten operators, supervisors, and others about the dangers, effects, and signs of fatigue. With an overview of what our bodies need and the countermeasures that can be taken to correct fatigue problems, participants in this program will walk away with a new and better understanding of how this issue affects transit workers.


Tuesday, May 7

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Room 203/204, 2nd Floor

Mechanic Workshop

I/O Controls Multiplex Control Systems and Ladder Logic

"No-Tool" troubleshooting techniques

This workshop will demonstrate Multiplex Control systems versus point to point wiring. It will give an in depth review of CAN bus multiplex five wire "CAN Open" cable side by side with three wire shielded J1939 cable. There will be demonstration of ”No-Tool” Troubleshooting techniques as well as a Troubleshooting Tools Demonstration including the Real Time Logic Monitor ladder logic program.


8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Room 201/202, 2nd Floor

Operator Workshop

  • Operator Assult Prevention

You Have the Power of Prevention
The operator assault prevention workshop will cover the different ways that bus operators can protect themselves while on duty. The workshop will also provide training to assist in operator awareness to prevent the change from victim to aggressor.

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Office Site, Indiana Convention Center, Hall A

Product Showcase & Lunch

7 – 9:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom 5-6

International Bus Roadeo Grand Awards Banquet

Wednesday, May 8

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Room 304-306

International Bus Roadeo Committee De-Briefing Meeting

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