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Preliminary Schedule for 2015 International Rail Rodeo

Committee & Contestant Schedule - as of May 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 16
Travel day for Rodeo Committee
Wednesday, June 17
Travel day for Rodeo Participants

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Grand America: Grand Ballroom Marble Desk

Morning Registration


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Grand America: Audubon

Rail Rodeo Committee Meeting

​9:45 a.m. ​Train Departs Courthouse Station
​9:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ​Rodeo Committee Tour Jordan River and Control Center - Lunch Warm Springs Facility

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom Marble Desk

Afternoon Registration

Thursday, June 18
6:45 – 7:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom Marble Desk

Registration for Rodeo

Maintainers​ ​

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Grand America: Murano

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Grand America: Savoy

Rail Rodeo Maintainers Orientation and Training Sessions

​1:00 - 5:00 p.m. ​Maintenance Event Set-up
Operators​ ​
​7:30 a.m. ​Train Departs Courthouse Station

​7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Jordan River

​Continental Breakfast
8:50 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rail Rodeo Operator Training


Training and Lottery Selection

           Operators must bring APTA rodeo handbook and the 2014 TRAX
             Rule. Uniforms are not required.
           Operator Classroom Instruction:
           Safety Orientation
           Classroom Training
           Operator Yard Instruction
           Customer Service Training - Exterior Vehicle Familiarization -             Interior Vehicle Familiarization – Hands on Vehicle Training
           Question and Answer Session
​5:30 p.m. ​Operators return to hotel

6:00 p.m.


Operations Committee Debriefing
Friday, June 19

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Grand America: Grand Ballroom Marble Desk

Registration for Rodeo
Maintainers​ ​

​7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Grand America: Envoy

​Maintainers Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.
Train Departs Courthouse Station

8:00  a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maintainers Competition
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

6:00 p.m.

Grand America: Fontainbleau

Committee Debrief
Operators​ ​
 7:30 a.m.

Operator Train Departs - Courthouse Station


8:00 a.m.

Jordan River

​ ​​9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

​Operators and Judges Hands on Training

Course Training:
         Course Overview
         Hands on Vehicle Operation
Lunch by UTA
         Hands on Training Continued 
         Question and Answer Session
4:30 p.m. ​Operators Return to Hotel ​ ​

6:00 p.m.

Grand America: Fontainbleau

​Operators Committee - Review of Score Sheets, Schedule​ ​
Saturday, June 20

5:00 a.m.

Grand America: Riviera

Uniform Inspection

​5:30 a.m.

Special Train Departs Operations Committee Members & Judges
​5:30 a.m. ​Special Train Departs Operator Teams with Escort
​5:50 - 7:30 a.m. ​Breakfast - Rodeo Operators, Supervisors & Committee Members
7:00 a.m. Operator Written Test
7:00 a.m.
2015 International Rail Rodeo Competition Begins
5:50 a.m.

Maintainers Depart Hotel

​6:00 - 7:00 a.m. Breakfast at Jordan River

7:30 a.m.

​Maintainer Written Test
8:00 a.m. ​2015 International Rail Rodeo Competition Begins
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ​Lunch
1:30 - ​2:30 p.m. ​Combined Competition Event

3:20 p.m.

Special Train Departs Jordan River

4:00 p.m.

Special Train Departs Jordan River

​5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Grand America: Imperial Ballroom CD

​Rodeo Reception and Swap Meet

Swap Meet sponsored by Knorr Brake Company and APTA

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7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

University of Utah Olympic Plaza at the Rice Eccles Stadium

UTS Host Reception

The Utah Transit Authority invites you to join your APTA Rail Conference colleagues from around the world to celebrate the spirit of teamwork and partnership at Utah’s Olympic Cauldron Park, site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games’ opening and closing ceremonies. Fine food and fun, athletes and activities all are available at UTA’s reception. This party is dedicated to welcoming you to Utah and thanking the organizations that teamed up with UTA to provide incredible transit service during the games. This includes the TRAX Red Line, which will take you from the Grand America Hotel to the University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium, site of Olympic Cauldron Park. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sponsored by Vix Technology (USA) Inc.
Sunday, June 21

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Grand America: Riviera

Rail Rodeo Debrief Meeting

7:15 - 9:30 p.m.

Grand America Hotel Imperial Ballroom AB

Rail Rodeo Awards Dinner

Co-sponsored by HNTB Corporation and APTA


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