SEPTA Hosts ITLC Third Rail Course Development Team Meeting

Posted February 2024
SEPTA/TWU's Local 234 Larry Macolly and ITLC's Brandon Liu

The Traction Power Training Consortium continues its work around the country to develop multiple courseware topics, including power distribution, substations, overhead (catenary), and third rail content, in collaboration with public transit agencies. Early last month, ITLC’s Instructional Designer Brandon Liu traveled to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) headquarters in downtown Philadelphia to convene with several Traction Power subject matter experts (SMEs). The meeting focused on the continued expansion of the third-rail courses, including specific training content, objectives, and exercises. These courses will be featured as deliverables for the Traction Power Training Consortium. 


SEPTA, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 SMEs have played a major role in developing the third rail materials and other training courses for the consortium, including those under the power distribution, substations, and overhead series.  


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