Schedule for the 2017 International Bus Roadeo.

As of April 27, 2017

 Maps and directions will be available at the roadeo and conference registration  Maps and directions will be available at the roadeo and conference registration desk.    

Wednesday, May 3

Bus Roadeo Committee Members begin arriving
Thursday, May 4

8 a.m. – until

Bus Roadeo Committee Course Set-Up

4 – 6 p.m.
Grand Salon


Roadeo Registration

Friday, May 5

8 a.m.

Bus Roadeo Committee Driving Course & Maintenance Set Up

2 – 7 p.m.
Grand Salon

Roadeo Registration

3 – 4 p.m.
Crystal 1-2

International Bus Roadeo Committee Meeting

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Carson 1-2

Operators’ Orientation

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Carson 3-4

Technician’ Orientation

Saturday, May 6

7 – 9 a.m.  
Grand Salon

Roadeo Registration

8 a.m. – until
Parking lot 6

Operators Driving Course Practice and Pre-Trip Competition

8 – 8:45 a.m. 
Carson 1-2

Technician Written Test

9 a.m. –  4 p.m. 
Carson 3-4

Technician Training

Break sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS


Sunday, May 7

7 a.m. – until

Bus Roadeo Committee & Judges Onsite

8 a.m. – until
Parking Lot 6

International Bus Roadeo Competition

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Nevada Foyer & Room

International Bus Roadeo Swap Meet

Monday, May 8
APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo Workshops is Designed for Bus Roadeo Contestants: Roadeo committee, competitors and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities. Roadeo committee, competitors and supervisors are welcome at all conference activities

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Nevada 6-7

Operator Workshop 

Verbal and Postural De-escalation Techniques, Behaviors of Concern, Predicting & Avoiding Incidents

This workshop will address verbal and non-verbal indicators of violence, de-escalation techniques, detecting concealed weapons and more.

Jeff L. May, President, Apex-SCF LLC, Carson City, NV

Paul Pabon, Apex-SCF LLC, Carson City, NV

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Nevada 8-10

Technician Workshop: Introduction to IntelligAIRE III

Technicians​ will learn operation of the IntelligAIRE III controller. In addition technicians will learn CanDIAG troubleshooting procedures as well as flash loading software and use of diagnostic tools.

Steve Morris, Product Service Manager, Bus, Thermo King Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Parking Lot 7

Bus Display &  Lunch

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Reno Ballroom

Customer Service Challenge

2 – 4 p.m.
Nevada 6-7

Operator Workshop

2 – 4 p.m.
Nevada 8-10

Technician Workshop: Electric Fan Engine Cooling System Operation, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

EMP’s Mini-Hybrid engine cooling system is part of the Roadeo Mechanic’s competition in both the Cummins-Allison and Cummins-Voith modules. Come see the newest product which utilizes EMP’s new 15″ fan and learn more about how the system works and gets diagnostic and troubleshooting tips. A functioning Gen IV system and a vehicle simulator will be used to demonstrate the service tool and real failure examples will be used to explain the troubleshooting process.

EMP’s Technical Service Team –

Jim Stark, Regional Sales adn Service Manager – Midwest
Susan Burcheger, Technical Services Manager
Eddy Mercon, Regional Service Project manager – Northeast
Mike Santillanez, RegionalService Project Manager – West
Steven Babin, Regional Service Project Manager – Southeast


Tuesday, May 9



8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Nevada 6-7

Operator Workshop 

Use of Force Continuum, Self-defense Within the Guidelines of the Law

The focus of this work shop will be guidelines for individuals present during an active shooting/workplace violence incident, understanding the levels and use of force within the law, and techniques on Command Presence.

Paul Pabon, Apex-SCF LLC, Carson City, NV

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Nevada 8-10

Technician Workshop: Transmissions

I have an oil analysis report but how do I use it?

This will be a class on the basics of ATF transmission fluid analysis but we will also discuss engine oils.

The class will cover the standard test that are used in fluid analysis, what they mean, and how to use them most effectively. We will discuss when, where and how to take a sample so that you get the most accurate results from a testing program. In addition to looking at individual test results and their meaning we will also discuss trend analysis of the results and its role in a predictive maintenance program

Class is sponsored by Voith Turbo Inc.

Mark Bair, Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst I
Member of the Society of Tribologhists and Lubrication Engineers
Senior Warranty Administrator, Voith Turbo Inc., York, PA

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summit Pavilion

Products Showcase & Lunch

7 – 9:30 p.m.
Reno Ballroom

International Bus Roadeo Grand Awards Banquet
(Semi-formal attire)
Wednesday, May 10

 7 – 8 a.m.
Crystal 3-4

Bus Roadeo Debrief

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