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Use of Automotive Service Excellence Tests Within Transit (2016)

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Suggested Citation:"Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Use of Automotive Service Excellence Tests Within Transit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23487.
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34 AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ASE Automotive Service Excellence ATMC Automotive Training Managers Council ATU Amalgamated Transit Union AYES Automotive Youth Educational Systems BMTC Bus Maintenance Training Committee BRT Bus rapid transit CASE Continuing Automotive Service Education CATA Centre Area Transportation Authority CBT Computer based training CDTA Capital District Transportation Authority CNG Compressed natural gas CTA Chicago Transit Authority CTT Certified Transit Technician CUTR Center for Urban Transportation Research (FL) DOT Department of transportation FDOT Florida Department of Transportation FMTP Florida Maintenance Training Program FTMC Florida Transit Maintenance Consortium HCC Hillsborough Community College HVAC Heating, ventilation and air conditioning IDEA Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis NAPA National Auto Parts Association NATEF National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation NTI National Transit Institute OEM Original equipment manufacturer OJT On-the-job training PM Preventive maintenance PMI Preventive maintenance inspection PRTC Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission PSAV Post-Secondary Adult Vocational PSTA Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority ROI Return on investment SCRTTC Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium SME Subject matter expert TLC Transportation Learning Center TMAARC Transit Maintenance Analysis and Resource Center TMTP Targeted Maintenance Training Program TRIS Transportation Research Information Services TTN Transit Training Network TWU Transport Workers Union of America UTC University Training Center UTI Universal Technical Institute VIA VIA Metropolitan Transit (San Antonio) VVTA Victor Valley Transit Authority AbbreviAtions And Acronyms

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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 120: Use of Automotive Service Excellence Tests Within Transit documents how the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program is accepted and used within the transit bus maintenance community. The ASE program is nationally recognized as the standard industry credential provider for automotive professionals. The report explores how a cross section of transit bus maintenance personnel view the ASE certification program and summarizes their perspectives to improve ASE certification acceptance and participation.


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