October 1-3, 2018 // Exhibit Hall Open October 2-3 // Indianapolis, IN

Transit Maintenance Forum

The 3rd annual forum is supported by METRO magazine and BUSRide.

With content created by a steering committee, BusCon's Transit Maintenance Forum (TMF) will give senior transit maintenance professionals the chance to learn about some of the latest issues they are facing in their operations.  Holding this event at BusCon also affords transit professionals the unique opportunity to network and share challenges with peers and keep up-to-date with the newest vehicles, technologies and products on the market today.

Transit Maintenance professionals can attend for $98, which includes the Transit Maintenance Forum, as well as access to BusCon's full educational program, networking events and 2-day exhibit hall access.



Steering Committee Members

Gary Glasscock

Former Vice President of Fleet and Facilities, VIA Metropolitan Transit (Retired)

Halsey King

Fleet Maintenance Consultant

Vicki Learn

Director of Maintenance
Indianapolis Public Transportation

John Maddox

 President, Transit Bus Technical Advisors

Rick Streiff

Fleet Design and Maintenance Manager Access Services, Los Angeles County


Take a look at the 2017 Transit Maintenance Forum Schedule

Last updated: March 14, 2018

Monday, September 11, 2017

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wabash West Foyer

Registration Sponsored by

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 128
New technologies are being introduced every day, but often internal processes for managing the usage of tech is lagging. This session will discuss the past, present, and future of transit repairs and processes; best practices for today and tomorrow; and how to adapt these technologies so they can work for you. Also discussed ways and means to integrate technology and telematics to drive improved efficiencies.
Presenter: John Kay, Allison Transmission

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Wabash West Foyer

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Room 128
Using the power of data and analytics, Cummins is developing tools that will prevent unplanned breakdowns and give fleet operators the confidence to keep buses running on the road longer. Learn how Cummins’ digital solutions are making fleet managers’ lives easier while reducing downtime. 
Presenter: Arnab Das, Cummins Inc.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wabash West Foyer

Registration Sponsored by

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Room 128
As part of their overall program, APTA has developed standards for the procurement of electric buses. Here, we will take a look at those standards and discuss how they can best be implemented. We will also take a look at how the emerging technology is requiring the development of new courses to meet standards and how that challenge is being taken on.
Presenters: Nina Babiarz, Southern CA Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC);
Jeff Hiott, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

This Transit Maintenance Forum session is open to all attendees.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Wabash West Foyer

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Room 128
As electric buses continue to become a popular option for fleets around the nation, developing a plan to charge those vehicles is a key to maximizing usage. This session will give you a look at the latest technologies on the market that use both conductive and inductive methods to charge vehicles, including how these solutions work, how they are evolving, and how they are being implemented at other operations.    
Presenters: Len Engel, Antelope Valley Transit Authority; Michael Masquelier, WAVE; David Warren, New Flyer 


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Wabash West Foyer

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hall B

Sponsored by

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Hall B

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hall B

Sponsored by

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

BusCon Full Conference, Supplier or Transit Maintenance Badge required for entry. Exhibits Only passholders may purchase a separate ticket at registration.

It’s just a short walk from the Convention Center and the JW Marriott. Exit onto W. Maryland St. and head east towards S. Meridian St. Turn right on S. Meridian St. and Punch Bowl Social will be on the right.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wabash West Foyer

Registration Sponsored by

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Room 128
Transit Asset Management (TAM), a hot topic from last year’s TMF, is now a reality. One of the main people involved at the FTA in writing the rule will provide an update on the current status of TAM, including a discussion on performance measures, asset hierarchy, and more. Also, the FTA’s Bus Testing Program team will discuss the latest in bus testing and answer questions from the audience. 
Presenters: Marcel Belanger, Federal Transit Adminsitration; Mshadoni Smith, Federal Transit Administration


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Room 128

The biggest challenge in transit maintenance shops today is keeping staff up to date with training. Hear how training programs have been developed both in regional and individual agency settings to keep technicians on pace to grow their skills and careers.   
Presenters: Nina Babiarz, Southern CA Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC); Gary Glasscock, VIA Metropolitan Transit


10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Hall B

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hall B

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“Another great year for BusCon. Appreciate the continued growth in the exhibitors providing a variety of products and services. The increasing number of educational session and focus on vehicle maintenance and evolving technologies are welcomed."

-Michael Terry , President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

“Great Experience! Excellent networking opportunities.”

-Bart Wyss, Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

“Great experience! I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences. This will lead to savings for my company. I look forward to attending next years conference.”

-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

Robert Losiniecki

“The one on one vendors were amazing...they just wanted to help even if they didn't have a product that I could use. I networked with other fixed route agencies. It was a great experience. Thanks BusCon!"

-Robert Losiniecki, Maintenace Director, Durham City Transit Company , Durham NC USA

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies.”

-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Goebel

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”

-Chris Goebel , Vice President, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

Jack Jackson

“BusCon continues to prove to be a leader among trade shows for us. We begin and seem to never have a chance to stop talking to prospects. We always reach our quota of leads and results of sales every year and can't wait to get back again."

-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

James Wang

“An excellent way to network with all companies within the industry. It will broaden your view on whats out there and what can help. Highly recommended for any bus company that is trying to grow.“

-James Wang, Director of Operations, Peoria Charter. Urbana, IL

2018 Sponsors & Supporters

Forest River
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