This webinar series provides insights into the resources, programs, and best practices produced in APTA’s Standards Development Program. This program supports its members in meeting industry challenges and leveraging the opportunities ahead.

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Ridership Data: Diamond Mine or Sinkhole

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Moderator: Beverly Hill, Sr. Program Manager & Staff Advisor for Audit, Fare Collections, Financial Management & Procurement Committees

Presenters: Maximillian Bodoin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP


Fuel Cell Electric Bus Infrastructure for a 100+ Bus Depot

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Moderator: Jaimie Levin, Director of West Coast Operations, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Presenters: Tim Sasseen, Business Development Manager, Ballard Power Systems; Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urbana MTD; Ryan Erickson, GM, Strategic Development, Trillium


Battery Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure for a 100+ Bus Depot

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Moderator: Joel Donham, Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

Presenters: Leah O’Dwyer, Director Business Development eBus, ChargePoint,; Gary Miskell, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Santa Clara VTA


Inspection and Maintenance of the Cummins ISL-G Engine

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer – Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA

Presenters: Obed Mejia, Senior Bus Equipment Maintenance Instructor, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA; Victoria Chesney, Maintenance Supervisor, Omnitrans,San Bernardino, CA


Systematic Approach to Air Brake System Operation and Troubleshooting

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on April 9, 2018

Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer – Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA),
Philadelphia, PA

Presenters: Brian D. Markey, President, Custom Training Aids Inc, La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Transit and Rail Vehicle Technician, CH2M, Boston, MA; Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA


Disc Brakes Wheels Off Inspections

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on November 14, 2017

Moderator: Marie Benton, Interim Assistant Vice President – Rail Maintenance, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas, TX

Presenters: Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA; Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer – Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA; Brian D. Markey, President,Custom Training Aids Inc,La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Project Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA


Using Track Circuit Monitoring Technology

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on September 19, 2017

Moderator: Robert MacDonald, Co-Investigator, Transit Systems Engineering Signal Consultant, Boston MA

Presenters: Frank Beeck, Principal Investigator, Rail-IT, Minneapolis, MN and Tim Shoppa, WMATA Lead Designer, WMATA IT Manager, Washington, DC


Lessons Learned: Zero-Emission Bus Expansion Across Europe

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on July 25, 2017

Moderator: Lauren Justice, Project Manager, CTE, Atlanta, GA

Presenters: Ben Madden, Director, Element Energy, London, UK and Marc Vanhoutte, Bus Fleet Director, Transdev Group, Paris, France


Disc Brakes Wheels On Inspections

View presentation and recording of this webinar held on January 26, 2017

Moderator: Jerry Guaracino, Assistant Chief Engineering Officer – Bus Engineering, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA

Presenters: Frank Forde, Equipment Maintenance Instructor, Maintenance Instruction Department/Central Maintenance Facility, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA; Brian D. Markey, President,Custom Training Aids Inc,La Verne, CA; John Brundage, Project Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA


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