A National Training and Certification Program for Transit Vehicle Maintenance Instructors

Over the past several years, the public transportation industry has made significant progress in establishing industry standards for transit vehicle maintenance--both bus and rail. Among the multiple efforts to establish industry standards for transit bus maintenance technicians is Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Project E-6, "Transit Bus Mechanics: Building for Success -- The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Transit Bus Maintenance Certification Test Series." TCRP Project E-6 brought transit expertise to the table with experts from ASE to develop transit-specific standards and established ASE as the certification body for transit bus mechanics. In parallel with TCRP Project E-6, a joint labor-management committee for bus maintenance training standards began work in 2004. The joint labor-management training standards committee was convened by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to develop detailed learning objectives in vehicle maintenance subject areas. As a result of these various efforts, there is a program to become ASE certified as a transit bus maintenance technician. Other efforts to establish industry standards for transit vehicle maintenance include, TCRP Project E-7, "Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program: Building for Success." Similar to TCRP Project E-6, TCRP Project E-7 is currently underway and focuses on certification for rail vehicle technicians. The industry now needs to define and establish credentials for a national training and certification program for transit vehicle maintenance instructors. TCRP Project F-19, A National Training and Certification Program for Transit Vehicle Maintenance Instructors, seeks to develop a business plan for potential implementation of a vehicle maintenance instructor training and certification program. The deliverables will include (1) a feasibility study; (2) a best practices report; (3) a training and certification program plan; and (4) a business plan for implementation of a vehicle maintenance instructor training and certification program.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project F-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Learning Center

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Hodell, Chuck

  • Start Date: 20130121
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20141031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37864

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01545048
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project F-19
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2014 1:01AM