Making Connections 2022 – Engines to Inverters: Preparing Technicians for ZEB Deployment

Making Connections 2022 – Engines to Inverters: Preparing Technicians for ZEB Deployment

Transit Workforce Center
December 2022

This session was presented as part of TWC’s Making Connections 2022 transit workforce conference in December, 2022.

Session Summary: As transit agencies integrate zero-emission technologies into their fleet, many are experiencing difficulties in preparing their frontline workforce to properly maintain and operate the equipment. In this workshop, panelists explored lessons learned, best practices, and available resources to upskill their technician and maintenance workforce and prepare the future frontline workers to safely and effectively work with ZEB technologies. Presentations by industry experts, early-adopters, and successful rollouts offered insight for an audience seeking guidance on first steps and follow-through.

Moderators

James Hall: Program Manager, Technical Training – International Transportation Learning Center/Transit Workforce Center

Lisa Jerram: Director of Bus Operations and New Vehicle Technologies – American Public Transportation Association

Speakers

Joseph Gamez: Assistant Chief Maintenance Officer Maintenance Training – New York City Transit, Department of Buses

Walter Kirkland: Service Manager – StarMetro Tallahassee

Obed Mejia: Senior Bus Equipment Instructor – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority