August 3, 2009
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Four Sets of Proposed Training Standards Released for Public Review and Comment
The APTA Rail CEOs Committee approved for adoption four sets of proposed rail training guidelines at its meeting during the recent APTA Rail Conference in Chicago.
The Transportation Learning Center worked cooperatively with APTA, transit unions, and public transit agencies across the country to develop proposed national transit industry training guidelines for four high-skill transit rail maintenance occupations. Working over the past several years, joint committees from transit rail operating properties, including both labor and management subject matter experts, agreed on proposed guidelines for transit elevator/escalator technicians, rail vehicle mechanics, signals maintainers, and traction power technicians.
The principal transit unions are also reviewing these proposed guidelines for ratification by their organizations, resulting in jointly adopted industry-wide training guidelines.
The proposed training guidelines will be published online for 30 days to provide transit rail representatives and stakeholders the opportunity to review and comment. They are available on the APTA web site.