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APTA Rail 2010: rail rodeo results

The operator team from L.A. Metro!

The operator team from L.A. Metro!

Click here for the first rail rodeo post.

Just wanted to share a few photos of the rail rodeo from Saturday’s event. Everyone was in their official uniforms!

By the way, the winners are in and here’s how it turned out:

Maintenance Competition
First place: L.A. Metro
Second place: RTD (Denver)
Third place: SEPTA (Philadelphia)
Update: Here are the full maintenance scores!

Operations Competition
First place: RTD (Denver)
Second place: SEPTA (Philadelphia)
Third place: SkyTrain
Update: Here are the full operations team scores!

Congrats to everyone who participated though! Here’s a few more photos from the event.

Robert from RTD in Denver (the winner of the operations competition!)

Robert from RTD in Denver (the winner of the operations competition!)

John from Dallas (this is apparently the winter uniform)

John from Dallas (this is apparently the winter uniform)

The Canada Line team with one of the folks from L.A. Metro

The Canada Line team with one of the folks from L.A. Metro

Karl from New York

Karl from New York

The maintenance competitors

The maintenance competitors


4 Comments

  • By Jacob, June 8, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

    Aw, we should have won. Congrats to all.

  • By D, June 9, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    Sounds like an awesome event; what exactly happens in a rail rodeo? I can intuitively understand the bus rodeos, but really, a train tends to turn like it’s on rails; did a programmer/analyst/computer represent SkyTrain?

    In all seriousness, It’d be great to hear a bit more about what sounds like a neat event.

    -D

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 9, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    D: Teams learn the local system, and then are tested on operations, customer service, and uniform appearance. Everyone had to manually operate the trains for the SkyTrain test. For more, see the official rodeo handbook, which shows how the competitors are scored and all the rules of competing. You can also catch a glimpse of this year’s competitors learning our system in this blog post.

  • By George Sweeney, June 30, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

    Just wanted to give a big “thunbs up” to Vancouver and SKYTRAIN for hosting the 2010 APTA Rail Rodeo and Conference. You have a beautiful city and your SKYTRAIN was very inpressive. Food and the views were great! My family appreciated all the hospitality extended to them. The only thing my boys would change would be being able to crash the train on the simulator. Thanks again!

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