Bus Standards

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National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for Bus Maintenance Technician

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​These National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) Apprenticeship Standards have as their objective the training of Bus Maintenance Technicians skilled in all phases of bus maintenance. The NJATC and its affiliated Local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees recognizes that in order to accomplish this, there must be well-developed on-the-job learning combined with related instruction. This recognition has resulted in the development of these Apprenticeship Standards.

Developed by the Transportation Learning Center and National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) in cooperation with the

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship

Approved and certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship on 8/25/2010

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APTA Recommended Practice for Transit Bus Operator Training

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​This recommended practice provides guidance for standardized transit operator training to assist in the development of professional bus operators resulting in quality service. Individual operating agencies can modify these guidelines to accommodate their specific training goals and operating modes.

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Addendum to the APTA Recommended Practice for Transit Operator Training

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​This addendum was created by the Joint Labor Management National Bus Operator Standards Committee in Seattle, WA on October 12-14th 2011. This addendum was created to be considered for addition into the APTA RP for Transit Bus Operator Training.

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Training Syllabus to Instruct/Prepare for the ASE Transit Bus Air Brake Systems Test

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training program related to the ASE certification syllabus for transit bus and coach air brake systems.

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Training Syllabus to Instruct/Prepare for the ASE Transit Bus Diesel Engines Test

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training pro-gram related to the ASE certification program syllabus for the diesel engines used in transit buses and coaches.​

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Training Syllabus to Instruct/Prepare for the ASE Transit Bus Electrical/Electronics Test

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training related to the ASE certification program syllabus for the electrical/electronics systems used in transit buses and coaches.​

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Training Syllabus to Instruct/Prepare for the ASE Transit Bus HVAC Test

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training related to the ASE certification program syllabus for HVAC systems used in transit buses and coaches.​

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Training Syllabus to Instruct/Prepare for the ASE Transit Bus Transmission and Drive Train Test

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training related to the ASE certification program syllabus for transmission and drive trains used in transit buses and coaches.​

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Training Syllabus to Instruct Bus Technicians on EPA Emissions Standards and Treatment Technologies

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training program related to the maintenance and troubleshooting of bus engine and aftertreatment components used to achieve the 2004, 2007 and 2010 EPA Emission standards.​

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Training Syllabus to Instruct Bus Technicians on Hybrid Drive Systems

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This Recommended Practice provides guidelines for establishing a standardized bus maintenance training program related to the theory of operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of bus hybrid drive transmissions and related equipment.​

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