Working with BEB Charging Infrastructure: New Considerations On-route and at the Depot

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Synopsis: This webinar will provide guidance on working successfully on infrastructure options in support of battery-electric bus deployments. The agency panelists and their infrastructure partners will detail their specific projects including on-route overhead conductive DC fast charging, low power DC plug-in charging, on-route and depot inductive charging, as well as leased charging infrastructure.

Moderators: 

  • Lisa Jerram, Director – Bus Programs and Emerging Vehicle Technologies, APTA
  • Joel Torr, Head of Business Development and Partnerships, Electriphi; Vice Chair-Webinars, APTA Clean Propulsion Committee

Presenters:

  • Angie Gompert, Administrator, Martha’s Vineyard Transit Agency
  • Michelle McCutcheon-Schour, Consultant, VEIC
  • Danny Ilioiu, Strategic Planning Manager, King County Metro
  • Radhika Moolgavkar, Special Projects Manager II, King County Metro

Rail Transit Defensive Operations Webinar – Part 1

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Synopsis: This web series is brought to you by members of our Operating Practices Working Group, and will cover how to incorporate defensive operations into your agency. Learn how to increase train operator situational awareness through the consistent application of specific tactics and best practices.

Moderator: Brian Riley, Superintendent of Transportation for the Rail Division, San Diego MTS

Presenters:

  • Christopher E. Wallgren, Vice President, Transportation Resource Associates, Inc.
  • William McClellan, Senior Associate, Alternative Concepts, Inc.
  • Joseph Tassiello, General Manager – Light Rail Operations, NJ Transit
  • Joseph W. Bodine, Manager – Light Rail Technical Training & Operations, NJ Transit
  • Edward Graham, Assistant Superintendent of Transportation – Rail Division, San Diego MTS
  • Michele Cederberg, Transportation Training Supervisor – Rail Division, San Diego MTS

Bus Technical Maintenance Committee Three-Part Webinar Series 2. Air System Control Circuit

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Synopsis: This webinar will cover the control circuit of a transit bus air brake system. It will cover in detail the operation, components, circuit specifications and key maintenance techniques, including: application, relay and safety valves.

Moderator: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

Presenters:

  • Brian Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc., La Verne, CA
  • Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Brundage, Transit and Rail Vehicle Specialist, Jacobs, Boston, MA

Transit Agency & Utility Partnerships: Case Studies from Denver, Minneapolis & Portland

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Synopsis: Join this webinar hosted by APTA, in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute, to hear from Denver RTD, Metro Transit, and TriMet, along with their utility partners Xcel Energy and Portland General Electric, on how they first reached out to form a partnership, the growing pains they experienced, and how they eventually were able to find common ground to form a successful partnership.

Moderators: 

  • Lisa Jerram, Director-Bus Programs and Emerging Vehicle Technologies, APTA, Washington D.C.
  • Kellen Schefter, Director, Electric Transportation, Edison Electric Institute, Washington D.C.

Presenters:

  • Carly Macias, Senior Transportation Planner, RTD, Denver CO
  • Carrie Desmond, Principal Engineer, Metro Transit, Minneapolis MN
  • Kevin Schwain, Electric Vehicle Program Lead, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis MN
  • Jeff Owen, Strategic Planning Coordinator, TriMet, Portland OR
  • Jill King, Senior Key Customer Manager, Portland General Electric, Portland OR

The TSA Security Training Rule Requirements

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Synopsis: This webinar addresses The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) newest regulations that require higher-risk surface transportation providers to provide security training for certain employees.

Moderator: Emani Lee-Odai, Program Manager – Safety & Security, Technical Services and Innovation, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Presenter: Harry Schultz, Section Chief, Policy Evaluation Section, Division:  Surface Policy Division, Office:  Policy, Plans, and Engagement Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA

Panelist:

  • Polly Hanson, Senior Director of Security, Risk and Emergency Management, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Christopher T. McKay, Mass Transit Industry Engagement Manager, Industry Engagement Branch, Policy, Plans, and Engagement
    Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
  • Mr. Ronald Pavlik, Jr., Chief of Police, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • Scott Gordon, Executive Director, Surface Division, Policy, Plans, and Engagement, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
  • Victor Parker, Transportation Security Specialist, Surface Division, Policy, Plans, and Engagement, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
  • David H. Kasminoff, Senior Counsel for Regulations & Security Standards, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA

Bus Technical Maintenance Committee Three-Part Webinar Series 1. Air Supply System

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Synopsis: This webinar will cover the supply circuit of a transit bus air brake system. It will cover in detail the operation, components, circuit specifications and key maintenance techniques, including: belt driven and electric air compressor, governor, air dryer, switches and valves.

Moderator: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

Presenters:

  • Brian Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc., La Verne, CA
  • Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Brundage, Transit and Rail Vehicle Specialist, Jacobs, Boston, MA

Transit Agency and Utility Partnerships: Best Practices and Strategies for Working Together Toward Successful Electric Bus Deployments

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Friday, May 8, 2020

Synopsis: Join this webinar hosted by APTA, in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute, to hear from a panel of three electric companies about what they are doing to support the electric bus market, and how transit agencies and electric companies can work effectively together to support electric bus deployments.

Moderators:

  • Lisa Jerram, Director-Bus Programs and Emerging Vehicle Technologies, APTA, Washington D.C.
  • Kellen Schefter, Director, Electric Transportation, Edison Electric Institute, Washington D.C.

Presenters:

  • Cameron Freberg, Utility Strategist, Austin Energy, Austin, TX
  • Andrew Papson, eMobility Advisor, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kim Winslow, Senior Director of Energy Solutions, Evergy, Kansas City, MO

Effective Methods to Clean and Disinfect Transit Vehicles

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Synopsis: Join this webinar to hear how New York City Transit has developed effective methods to clean, disinfect, and put microbial shields on their trains and buses in a practical, hands-on, presentation.

Moderator: Julie Green, Vice-President New York Region, LTK Engineering Services, Brooklyn, NY

Presenters: John Santamaria, Vice President/Chief Mechanical Officer – Division of Car Equipment, MTA New York City Transit, Vice-Chair, APTA Rolling Stock Equipment Technical Forum, Brooklyn, NY


The COVID-19 Pandemic
Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and Employees

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hosted by APTA, WSP USA Inc. and The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Synopsis: APTA, together with WSP USA, Inc. and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU), has developed the attached guide — The COVID-19 Pandemic Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and Employees. The guide is written to provide senior public transit operations leaders with strategies and tactical solutions that can help protect riders and agency employees from COVID-19, as well as help with future pandemic preparedness.

Moderator: John Gasparine, Assistant Viice President, Northeast Transit and Rail Market, WSP USA Inc., Baltimore, MD

Presenters:

  • Aisha Rivera Margarin, MD, MS, Program Director, Faculty Associate, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program,
    Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Vince Pellegrin, Chief Operating Officer, Bus and Rail, Metro Transit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Dottie Watkins, Chief Customer Officer / Chief Operating Officer, Capital Metro, Austin, TX
  • Jeffrey Gonneville, Deputy General Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

Basic Electrical Troubleshooting

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hosted by the APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee

Synopsis: This webinar will cover common electric test procedures for opens, shorts, and high resistance faults to properly diagnose bus electrical faults.

Moderator: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

Presenter: Andrew Warren, Jr., Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Dept., LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA


Final Rule for 49 CFR Part 270 System Safety Program

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hosted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Synopsis: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will lead a Webinar hosted by APTA on the Final Rule 49 CFR Part 270 System Safety Program (SSP). This rule was published on March 4, 2020 with an effective date of May 4, 2020. This affects Passenger and Commuter Railroads and would be highly beneficial for system safety professionals to attend.

Moderator: Narayana Sundaram, Sr. Director – Engineering and Commuter Rail Ops, APTA, Washington, DC

Presenters:

  • Michael D. Ramsey, Passenger Rail Safety Specialist, FRA, Conifer, CO
  • Larry Day, Jr. CSP, SMS, NREMT, Passenger Railroad Safety Specialist, FRA, Academy, CA

Diesel Aftertreatment Systems

View recording and presentation of this webinar held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hosted by the APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee

Synopsis: This webinar will cover the operation of common diesel aftertreatment systems used on transit buses, maintenance requirements, and  diagnostic procedures to use to diagnose system failures.

Moderator: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

Presenters:

  • Ricky Mares, Maintenance Training Manager, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Zigmund Meluskey, Regional Support Manager, Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN
  • Tim Wallace, Technical Trainer/Supervisor, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Training Technicians for an Electric Bus Fleet

View presentation of this webinar held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hosted by the APTA Bus Technical Maintenance Committee

Synopsis: This webinar will cover the maintenance training needs associated with implementing a battery or fuel cell electric bus fleet. It will offer training strategies, safety procedures, and industry partnerships.

Moderator: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA

Presenters:

  • Michael Flocchini, Training and Education Manager, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Hayward, CA
  • Michael Joyce, Assistant Director, Bus Maintenance Technical Support, Metro Transit, St. Paul, MN
  • Daniel Ramirez, Bus Maintenance Superintendent, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
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