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UITP Academy: Rail Operations and Maintenance for North America

  • October 2, 2023October 4, 2023
  • 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Maintenance has always been a significant cost driver, the “invisible” guarantee for reliability and quality of service. Assets deteriorate over time and if you do not maintain, you will deteriorate your service, lose quality, lose customers and in the end lose your assets. From the principles of asset management and maintenance to a detailed understanding of the maintenance of various assets, and from lifecycle costs and planning to obsolescence management, this training program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the topic through a unique methodological approach illustrated by international best practice and on-the-ground operational experience.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the key elements of public transport operations planning and execution
  • Explain the fundamentals of asset management, and apply its principles to facility and fleet maintenance planning
  • Apply life cycle planning and costing for all public transport assets
  • Develop and implement a predictive maintenance program for facilities and fleets
  • Estimate and schedule facility and fleet maintenance programs
  • Prepare a transit asset management plan and annual work plans
  • Develop and justify budgets and staffing plans
  • Measure and evaluate existing maintenance and asset management programs
  • Assess the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing and in-house maintenance
  • Integrate human capital in asset management planning
  • Manage human resources in maintenance
  • Lean about the implications of big data and digitalization for maintenance and asset management 

Intended Audience: 

  • Incumbent and new managers, supervisors, and coordinators from the following areas and departments: Maintenance, Fleet, Facilities, Operations, Planning, Finance
  • Staff from public transport operators, authorities or the industry
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and international perspective on maintenance and asset management and eager to learn more from best practice worldwide 
  • The course welcomes junior and senior professionals worldwide 

Course Information:

Date & Time

October 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am
October 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Asset ManagementCondition AssessmentRail and TransitRegional Training CenterWorkforce Development
  • Piers Connor, International Railway Systems Consultant
  • Jaspal Singh, Head of North America Office, UITP
  • Dr. Feyzullah Gündoğdu, Head of Eurasia and Senior Advisor to Academy
  • Ozlem Tatar, Training Manager, UITP Academy Membership, Marketing & Services


  • Early bird rate (until 28 Aug)          $1250 USD
  • Standard rate (from 29 Aug)         $1500 USD
  • Group rate (4 or more)                      $1000 USD


Register Now Deadline: September 29, 2023

Sponsors / Partners






This course is offered as part of the UITP North American Regional Training Center, a partnership between:

  • The International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
  • Rutgers CAIT

Withdrawal Policy: If you find yourself unable to attend a class for any reason, please submit a withdrawal request by emailing caitregistrar@soe.rutgers.edu. To be eligible for a refund for fee-based classes, you must email a withdrawal request at least 72 hours before class begins. If no withdrawal request is made, the nonrefundable and nontransferable program fee will be charged to your account.

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