At CUTR, Ed Bart and Todd Parsons work as the program management team.

Mr. Bart specializes in maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, and preventive maintenance planning and development. He has more than 30 years experience in the vehicle maintenance arena. He has worked as a mechanic, supervisor, and Maintenance Director at two different properties in the state. Mr. Bart has recent experience as part of the Executive Team at a major local transit property where he participated in strategic planning and policy development and recommended courses of action which impacted equipment and facilities performance standards. Mr. Bart has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is well versed on policy implications as they relate to financial, managerial, ethical, political, and organization considerations. Mr. Bart was instrumental in the creation and administration of the CTT-PSAV program, to include curriculum development and partnership building, and currently manages the program.

Mr. Parsons is the Learning & Development Facilitator with TMAARC and is a Master Training Specialist experienced in all areas of transit maintenance. Instructional abilities include hands-on trouble shooting, teardowns, and testing in addition to formal classroom/hands-on training. Mr. Parson’s specialties include preparation and review of curriculum, training methodologies, editing, and classroom presentation. He received accreditation from the American Council on Education and is an OSHA 29CFR1910 certified Instructor.

The Consortium includes representatives from public transportation agencies’ maintenance departments around Florida. This group meets quarterly on a formal basis and at other times as needed. They elect a Committee Chair who is charged with the job of coordinating Committee activities. All major decisions concerning program structure, format, content, and policy are put before the Committee for approval. Members of the Committee communicate their needs and opinions, and provide the program feedback from the most important source - the maintenance departments and technicians themselves. CUTR and FDOT also support and participate in the activities of the Consortium.