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The American Pubic Transportation Association (APTA) will host a skills competition for rail transit operators and maintenance personnel later this week in Toronto, Canada.
APTA’s International Rail Rodeo will have operators and maintenance teams from U.S., Canada and Japan transit agencies compete in timed skill-tests in several categories.
Operators are tested on safety, train inspections and customer service, while the maintenance personnel are given a written and hands-on mechanical tests focusing on areas from the wheel gauge to LED headlights to automatic coupling.
To compete in the international event, transit agencies must have conducted a local competition that mimics APTA's event.