Passenger Transport Highlights Rail Car Consortium

Posted February 2020

The National Rail Car Training Consortium has reached an important milestone of completing a full suite of standards-based national courseware and is embarking on a new phase to support training and apprenticeship programs for rail car technicians at its member agencies. The 35 consortium courses cover maintenance training of 11 rail vehicle subsystems: HVAC, auxiliary power systems, propulsion and dynamic braking, doors, friction brakes, current collection & distribution, communication systems, automatic train control, carbody, trucks and axles, and couplers.

Click on the Passenger Transport article below to see how GCRTA, SacRT, Denver RTD and more than a dozen other rail agencies are using the Consortium training resources to elevate the skills of rail car technicians:

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