BRS President W. Dan Pickett Elected to the Transportation Learning Center's Board of Directors
Updated On: Jan 02, 2014
Dan Pickett who has served as BRS President for more than 20 years agreed to serve on the Transportation Learning Center's Board of Directors and was elected to the position December 6, 2013. The BRS through President Pickett's leadership was instrumental in supporting the formation of a Signals Training Consortium now developing standardized/customizable training materials for Signal Maintainers.
The BRS has worked with the Center in the past leading the charge to form a similar training consortium for all railroad crafts. The first attempt did not succeed but led to the ultimately successful proposal to the Federal Transit Administration to provide financial support to the current Signals Training Consortium supported by nearly 20 transit and commuter rail properties plus Amtrak. BRS President Dan Pickett and BRS Vice President Dennis Boston participated on the industry's Signals Training Standards Development Committee a precursor to the current Signals Training Consortium. The Committee developed the training standards for Signal Maintainers that was approved and published by the American Public Transportation Association's standards committee.