Bus

CDTA wins first place in 2009 N.Y. bus roadeo

Posted on November 23, 2009

Albany, N.Y.'s Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) placed first in the 2009 inaugural New York State Maintenance Bus Roadeo Competition held at the CDTA Albany Division Training facility.

The competition was organized by CDTA and hosted through the New York Public Transportation Association (NYPTA) at its fall conference. Participating transit authorities included CDTA, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) and MTA Bus Co., forming four teams.

The New York State Bus Maintenance Roadeo is designed to encourage excellence and professionalism in bus transit operations and to test skills. Teams compete in a series of timed events, including a written test, a bus inspection and the repair of several diagnostic trouble-shooting exercises preset with defects, such as HVAC, preventive maintenance and electric. The judging panel consisted of maintenance vendor representatives and exercises were observed by technicians from all participating transit authorities. CDTA placed first in the competition, followed by NYCT with another CDTA team finishing in third.

Winners of the State competition may go on to represent their agency at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Maintenance Roadeo Competition to be held in Cleveland, Ohio in May 2010.

The New York Public Transit Association also implemented its first annual Call Center Challenge, organized by CDTA, at its annual fall conference. Five N.Y. transit agencies participated in the Challenge, which showcases the talents of "behind the scenes" call center transit employees from across New York State. Judges score contestants on how they manage customer service calls related to trip planning, general information inquiry and an irate call. All calls are conducted in front of a live audience.

In the challenge, CDTA Customer Service Representative Natarshal Miles placed first.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

Truck plows into Las Vegas transit bus, injures 15

One truck passenger, a woman who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, while the driver and the other occupants of the truck were also hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, including broken legs. Ten bus passengers also were sent to hospitals, but their injuries were minor or nonlife-threatening.

Haldex launches Midland value line brand in North America

Midland products today include actuators, air tanks, air coils and air tubes as well as electrical coils, clutch, fittings, glad-hands and water pumps.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close