2020 Winter BusMARC Meeting
CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, NE

Join the top maintenance and service professionals of the Bus Maintenance and Repair Council in biannual meetings to help continually raise the level of maintenance in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry.

All Bus Operators & Government Employees use the Buyer registration option, all Suppliers and Vendors use the Seller registration option. Select the BusMARC meeting.

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BusMARC Meetings Include:

  • Hands-on technical presentations and discusssions of best maintenance practices and technologies
  • Facility Tours of local Maintenance facilities
  • Open access to the Marketplace exhibit floor, featuring products, services, and new-coach exhibits
  • Education seminars and networking opportunities
  • Fun Marketplace evening events

Schedule:

Date Time Session/Activity Location
Thur. Dec. 19 2:00 pm BusMARC Orientation Webinar
Mon., Jan. 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BusMARC Opening General Session

Keynote Address: "Predictive Maintenance"

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Mon., Jan. 13 10:30 am - 11 am

Break

 
Mon., Jan. 13 11 am - 5:30 pm

Safety Education Sessions

The sessons put together by BusMARC and brought to you by ABC Companies have been integrated into the overall ABA Marketplace education schedule and can be found by going to 6 sessions as part of the following tracks:

  • MOTORCOACH SAFETY
  • MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
  • MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE

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Mon., Jan. 13 11 am - 12 pm MOTORCOACH SAFETY SESSION TRACK

#3010: Seatbelt Maintenance Working Group

Speaker: Amaya & OEM Panel

Description: Now that we are a few years in to seatbelts being required on motorcoaches, let's take some time to review our performance to date and best practices when it comes to maintaining the seat belt safety system. We'll also talk about preventative maintenance practices and common breakdowns.
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Mon., Jan. 13 11 am - 12 pm MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

#3012: Solving the $20,000 Question: Limiting Engine-related Pollution Control Breakdowns

Speaker: Louis Hotard

Description: There is a lot for operators to consider before they buy or implement aftermarket components for essential safety systems. Learn more about the performance thresholds for aftermarket equipment, before you make your next purchase. In addition, take home a few tips on how better to maintain your in-use equipment to improve efficiency.
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Mon., Jan. 13 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch

 

Mon., Jan. 13
 
3 pm - 4 pm MOTORCOACH REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE SESSION TRACK

#3017: FMCSA Update

Speaker: Loretta Bitner

Description: In this session, get a sense of what new regulations the Agency has put in place in 2018 and get an opportunity to directly address our regulators as they set out the top priorities for the Agency in the coming year. So many items to review, from the implementation of the Electronic Logging Devices, the evolution of the lease and interchange rule to the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Stay up to date on the future direction of our industry’s enforcement. 
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Mon., Jan. 13 3 pm - 4 pm MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

#3018: Changing Viewpoint, How the Evolution of  Electronic Camera-based Mirror Systems Change the Way We See Things

Speaker: Panel

Description: Rear-view mirrors have been required on buses since the late 1970s. Now, through there are efforts underway to update and modernize the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and FMVSS 111 (rear visibility) to allow for the introduction of camera-based systems to aid in driver visibilty of the road. Find out how these systems work, how to maintain them and how close they are to being introduced into operational service on motorcoaches.
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Mon., Jan. 13 4 pm - 4:30 pm Break  
Mon., Jan. 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MOTORCOACH MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SESSION TRACK

#3022: BusMARC Roundtables

Speaker: Panel

Description: BusMARC roundtables are an opportunity to sample a number of topics in a short period of time. With our rotating, participate in 1 or up to 4 short seminars that focus on common maintenance problems and best practices or emerging technologies. Take these conversations back to your garage/shop and workshop additional solutions for future BusMARC meetings.
 

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Mon., Jan. 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

 
       

Date

Time Session/Activity  
Tues., Jan. 14 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Offsite Visit #1

Radio Engineering Industries (REI)
6534 L St.
Omaha, NE 68117
(402) 339-2200

Transportation Provided
Please contact us if you plan to drive your own car (busmarc@buses.org)

Buses will leave from the CHI Health Center Omaha . Loading will begin at 8:45 am.

Arrive at REI:                      9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Site Tour:    9:15 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Preview Video
Break:                                   9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Education Session:           10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Education Session Presented by REI
"Tech Vision 2020: An Insightful Seminar On Current and Future Technology"
Depart REI:                          11:30 a.m.

 

Offsite
Tues., Jan. 14 12 pm - 4:00 pm

Offsite Visit #2

Arrow Stage Lines
4220 S 52nd St.
Omaha, NE 68117
(402) 731-1900

Lunch is included

Transportation Provided
Please contact us if you plan to drive your own car (busmarc@buses.org)

Welcome & Site Tour:    11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch:                                   12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Education Session:          1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Education Session Presented by Braun
"Wheelchair Lift Maintenance & Best Practices"
Preview Video
OEM Roundtables:          2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Depart Arrow:                   3:45 p.m.

Offsite
       

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