Video: New Standards for ZEB besides OSHA 1910 Subpart D - A conversation with Bryan Sooter P.E., Director - Standards, APTA.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles have all been going through massive transformation in the past decade, even as new standards are racing to keep up with innovation in operations in the mass transit industry.

At Spika's Knowledge Center, we spent 30 minutes with the leading expert from the world of mass transit, Mr. Bryan Sooter, P.E., the Director of Standards at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Our conversation covered real-time challenges within the mass transit industry, such as:

  • How big of a change is upon the transit industry, and why is ZEB a big deal?
  • What kind of standards are expected to be established by the industry to help their smooth and successful transition to zero emissions?
  • What are the challenges faced by city transit facilities?
  • How does APTA approach any standards it introduces?
  • Where can the transit officials find help in this fast-transforming industry, vis-a-vis standards?
  • Where do existing standards such as OSHA 1910 Subpart D fit the broader picture of standards in mass transit? 
  • How can you contribute to the discourse?



No time to watch the video? Listen to it on the go as a podcast on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.

PSA: Additionally, you can help the industry navigate these uncharted waters by completing APTA's standards needs assessment survey (Check out this Passenger Transport article for some background on the survey).

For questions on how the transit industry can stay in compliance with OSHA standard 1910, subpart D on walking-working surfaces, please feel free to contact us at Spika Design & Manufacturing.


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