Topic : mechanics

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VTA's apprenticeship program is ideal labor/management partnership

Management & Operations| August 28, 2019

Provides mentors, apprenticeships, college credit, career advancement, for incoming and current VTA Operations employees.

VTA restores hybrid bus batteries in-house for maintenance efficiency

Bus| January 4, 2019

Most transit agencies hire outside specialty mechanics to completely overhaul or replace major components.

Rail| July 29, 2015

Denver commuter rail maintenance facility Gold LEED certified

Sustainable features of the CRMF include efficient mechanics and lights for energy savings, water-efficient plumbing fixtures for reduction in water usage and specially designed windows that prevent thermal transfer.

June 8, 2015

Recognizing a Job Well Done at Your Bus Operation

In most organizations, 80% to 95% of all bus operators are found to be safe, reliable and courteous, but often, they don’t know it because nobody tells them. If safe bus operation represents a core value for your property, what are you leaders doing to encourage and reinforce the desired behaviors among your bus operators?

Bus| April 24, 2013

2013 Maintenance Survey: Shops Seeing Electrical Issues, Need for Training

METRO’s third annual survey finds that despite the growth in problems and lack of training, many agencies are not exploring a switch to all-electrical components. Revamped for 2013, the survey also includes information on fleet size and propulsion most often maintained, as well as amount of training and sources used to deliver that much needed education.
Motorcoach| November 22, 2012

ABC announces training workshops

Offers a number of online training resources available 24/7/365 for maintenance personnel including on-demand Grab ‘n Go Webcasts and easy-to-print Technical Tips. These resources provide helpful technical information ranging from reading electrical diagrams to engine emissions overview.
Rail| July 10, 2012

MBTA mechanics struggle with aging rail equipment

Repairers, sheet-metal workers, carpenters and engineers work with a mix of old, new, and jury-rigged technology due to the agency’s financial crisis.
Bus| May 10, 2012

Dallas wins 'Grand' prize at APTA Bus Roadeo

Event held in conjunction with Bus and Paratransit Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
University| September 14, 2009

CATS donates bus to CPCC mechanic students

CATS recently retired the 1997 40-foot Gillig bus, and Charlotte City Council approved the donation to CPCC.

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