Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bus Maintenance Roadeo Slated Friday in Albany


Event Highlights Excellence and Professionalism in Transit Operations

ALBANY, NY (September 4, 2014The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is rolling into September with its annual Bus Maintenance Roadeo.

CDTA maintenance technicians will compete in a series of timed events featuring a written test, bus inspection, and several trouble shooting exercises with pre-set defects in the areas of HVAC repair, engine repair, air brake diagnostics, and multiplex equipment. A panel of judges, comprised of CDTA staff, will oversee and complete contestants’ final scores.

The CDTA Bus Maintenance Roadeo is designed to encourage excellence and professionalism in bus transit operations and test the skills they have acquired through internal training programs.

The top 3 CDTA maintenance technicians with the highest combined scores go on to compete in the national APTA (American Public Transportation Association) competition in the spring.

WHERE: CDTA Albany Garage, Technician Training Center, 110 Watervliet Avenue

WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.**Media Availability 9-10 a.m. **


ABOUT CDTA: The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) was created in 1970 by the New York State Legislature as a public benefit corporation to provide regional transportation services by rail, bus, water and air. CDTA is the premier mobility provider in the Capital Region, providing local, express, commuter and bus rapid transit services. CDTA owns and operates the Rensselaer Rail and Saratoga Springs Train Stations. Today, nearly 650 people work to deliver a transit system that transports more than 55,000 customers each weekday.


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