National Rail Car Consortium Meets in Cleveland, OH

Posted November 2021

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) and ATU Local 268 hosted the National Rail Car Training Consortium on October 26-29 in Cleveland, OH. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time the Consortium has been able to safely meet in-person in over two years. ATU Local 268 President William Nix, GCRTA’s Director of Training and Employee Development, Wendy Talley and Manager of Training, Rail Operations and Rail Maintenance, Ed Kawecki welcomed the group. At the meeting, 23 labor and management Subject Matter Experts worked on the development of a new course on Wheel Truing and the review of a recently developed course on Rerailing. The group was also able to review an eLearning module on Rerailing and attend a training session on the ITLC’s new LMS - Transportation Learning Network.


The week also included a tour of the GCRTA light rail facility and team building activities, which helped build strong camaraderie among Subject Matter Experts from all participating agencies. The Consortium will continue work on courseware development with its next webinar on Wheel Truing on Wednesday, November 17.


For more information on the Rail Car Consortium, contact Kristen Ribaudo.

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