MBTA gets 3rd place behind BART & DART in rail rodeo

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MBTA gets 3rd place behind BART & DART in rail rodeo

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:57 am


Maintenance teams went through a series of hands-on tests to show their ability to inspect and repair basic components of a transit car, such as couplers, doors, wheels, headlights and pneumatic systems. In one of two written exams, they demonstrated their knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, safety and security.

Operators in two-person teams, usually the winner and runner-up at a local rail rodeo, alternated through tests including personal appearance, safety, customer service, and equipment inspection. One member of the team had to operate an MTA light rail vehicle over a section of the line from Cromwell to Linthicum, Md. He or she had to follow all radio procedures, signals and station announcements correctly. Some said the biggest challenge was learning how to use the manual controls on MTA's cars.

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