Bus Training Committee Focuses on Recommended Practices and Update of Courseware Sharing Website

Posted November 2012

The Bus Maintenance Training Standards Committee met in Atlanta, October 23-24, to continue their work to develop and update a series of Recommended Practices (RPs) that define the learning objectives and curriculum for a wide range of bus maintenance subjects.  The Committee, consisting of subject matter experts (SMEs) from both labor and management, updated several bus maintenance training RPs previously submitted to APTA for approval including:
• Engine
• Drivetrain
• Brakes
• Electrical/Electronics
• Emissions
• Hybrid

Committee SMEs also continued their work to develop bus training RPs not yet submitted that include PMI, Diesel Engine Diagnostics, Steering/Suspension, Fan Drives, CNG, and Doors/Interlocks.

Center staff presented Committee members with a working prototype of the Center’s new Transit Training Network (TTN), a website designed to communicate training developments as they relate to front-line workers, as well as serving as a platform to share bus and rail training courseware. The Center will develop a subscription proposal for the TTN website and present it to the Committee at its next meeting in January. For more information about the website contact the Center Project Associate Tia Brown. Information pertaining to courseware sharing and the Bus Training Committee can be obtained from John Schiavone.

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