The inaugural Transit Maintenance Forum (TMF) for senior transit maintenance professionals will take place on September 20-21 at the Indiana Convention Center during BusCon 2016. The forum is supported by METRO and BUSRide magazines.
With content created by a steering committee that includes Bus Maintenance Consultant and well-known Industry Expert Halsey King; Rick Streiff, Manager, Fleet Design and Maintenance, at Southern California’s Access Services; Gary Glasscock, VP, Fleet & Facilities, for San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit; and John Calame, Sr. VP, Fleet and Facilities, for MV Transportation, TMF will give senior transit maintenance professionals the chance to learn about some of the latest trends they are facing in their shops. Holding this event at BusCon also affords transit professionals the unique opportunity to network and share challenges with peers and keep up-to-date with the newest vehicles, technologies and products on the market today.
“The Transit Maintenance Forum provides senior maintenance professionals with a venue to extend their networks, share experiences and discuss not only some of the issues they are facing right now, but also those they may encounter down the road,” said James Blue, GM, METRO Magazine and BusCon. “BusCon is the perfect place to host this forum, because transit maintenance professionals can also access our show floor with over 60 of the latest buses and vehicles as well as the latest technology and products. They will get a comprehensive view of the industry by participating."
A highlight of the education program includes the "Maintaining for a State of Good Repair" session by the American Public Transportation Association’s Jeff Hiott, Director, Operations and Standards, which will discuss the FTA's proposed rule as well as its impact on maintenance managers and their departments. Other presentations slated will focus on the advances in battery technology, how wireless power transfer if fueling the electric vehicle revolution, and how apps can help troubleshoot multiplex systems and improve asset management and employee training.
A Transit Maintenance Forum pass is $98 and includes the forum as well as full access to the exhibit hall, all seminars, scheduled meals and networking events that take place over the three-day event. Visit the BusCon website to see the Transit Maintenance Forum schedule, or to register.
BusCon 2016 returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 19-21, 2016. This year’s event will include a larger show floor, more top-notch educational programs and an awards breakfast.