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Maintenance Forum to Focus on Safety, Technology

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Alex Roman, Managing Editor

Technology, safety, electric bus charging, and more will be discussed at this year’s Transit Maintenance Forum (TMF) for senior transit maintenance professionals, which returns to Indianapolis in conjunction with BusCon.

TMF gives 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.

Recently added to the program will be two informative programs by Cummins and Allison Transmission, which will kick off the program on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Slated for this year’s TMF program is an update on Altoona Testing from officials who work on the FTA’s program, which will touch on a host of topics, including how changes have impacted the testing program and how battery-electric buses are currently being tested. The session will also include a Q&A session with the Altoona officials.

This year’s TMF will also focus on the latest in working on all-electric buses, including familiarizing maintenance staff with all-electric high voltage transit vehicles, as well required personal protective equipment, preparations necessary prior to working on or near high-voltage systems, and more.

For an economical $115, attendees have the opportunity to not only attend TMF, but also all of BusCon’s networking events and the Keynote Address, as well as visit the extensive show floor.  
For an economical $115, attendees have the opportunity to not only attend TMF, but also all of BusCon’s networking events and the Keynote Address, as well as visit the extensive show floor.  

The focus on technology will continue with a session, “How Cloud-Based Mobile Technology Can Make Maintenance Easier,” which will take a look at how asset maintenance can help you simplify the process, make gains in efficiency, improve compliance, and keep your shop in a state of good repair, as well as look into the future of automated maintenance, digitized maintenance instruction and manuals.

Meanwhile, CURIS’ Frances Grinstead will discuss risk management in the world of emerging outbreaks, including how to mitigate an operation’s liability with staff, ridership, and reputation by learning valuable information to keep your fleet operational during a biological sentinel event.  

For an economical $115, attendees have the opportunity to not only attend TMF, but also all of BusCon’s networking events and the Keynote Address, as well as visit the extensive show floor.  

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