Rail Transit Standards Committee-Sub-Committee No.1
Standards for Overhead Contact Systems

Scope

Overhead Contact Systems,
within the light rail and trolley bus industry.

Purpose

 

Determine what standards are needed, develop these standards through specifications and drawings and come to a consensus through key industry representatives of the committee that these standards shall be adopted and adhered to by all those associated with the light rail and trolley bus industry.

 

Meet regularly to review progress on specification standards, decide how said standards will be presented, agree through mandate on what specifications will become standards for adoption and use by the light rail and trolley bus industry.

 

Chair
Steve Norton
Los Angles Metro
V: 213-922-3272
F: 213-922-3394

Vice Chair
John Schlick P.E.
Parsons Transportation Group
V: 206-494-0931
C: 206-472-4898

Secretary
Heather Riebeling
AECOM
V: 215-735-0832

Recording Secretary
Christoph Hausberger
MAC Products, Inc.
V: 973-344-0700

C: 201-978-2960

Honorary Chair
Paul White
HNTB
V: (978) 905-4053
C: (781) 752-9743

Honorary Secretary
Peter Bartek
ProTranTechnology LLC
PO Box 417
Newton, NJ 07860

V: (609) 704-1737
F: (609) 704-0565
C: (862) 251-1490

 

Member Forms & Info

Expense Form

 

VTS Travel Expense Policy Instructions

Instructions for Contributing to Transit Agency Travel Fund

myProject Volunteer User Guide

 

 

Next OCS Meeting 

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Working Groups

Guidelines for Working Groups

Approved Project Authorization

Topic

Status

Notes
The Sub-Committee is meeting regularly to share information and develop the
 draft standards

Related Documentation

1627

Surge Arrestor

Sent for Balloting

 

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1628

Maintenance

Approved

Standard P1628 Recommended Practice for Maintenance for DC Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard for recommended practice.

It is approaching the review period and any upgrades required will be incorporated.

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1629

Current Collectors

Approved

Standard P1629 Performance Standard for Pantograph Current Collectors has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard for recommended practice.

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1630

Pole Structures

Approved

Standard P1630 Standard for Supporting Structures for Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems has been approved and is an official IEEE Standard.

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1791

Glossary of OCS Terms

Sent to IEEE for processing

A new Working Group has been formed for the purposes of publishing a glossary of OCS terminology and a PAR has been assigned, P1791. It has been sent to the IEEE for processing into an official standard.

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1833

OCS Design Criteria

WIP

A new group has been formed for the development of general OCS design standards. IEEE has issued a PAR for this working group and it is P1833.

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1896

Identification of Contact Wire

Approved

IEEE standard P1896 has been issued as an official standard. 

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Live Line Maintenance

 

WIP

A new group has been formed for the development of a recommended practice for performing maintenance on energized OCS.

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2406

Disconnect Switch Standard

WIP

A new group has been formed for the development of a guide for performing testing and acceptance of OCS.

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Past Meeting Information

Meeting Report Form

Mtg #

Dates

Location

Agenda

Minutes

Attachments/Related Information
Any file not linked is missing from the archives. 
If you have a copy of it please email it to the Chair.

 

February 19-20, 2019

San Diego, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

June 26, 2019

Toronto, ON, Canada

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

 

October 24-25, 2018

Pittsburgh

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

May 7-8, 2018

Vancouver, Canada

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

 

January 22-23, 2018

Kansas City

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

46

October 16-17, 2017

Jersey City, New Jersey

Agenda

Minutes

 

45

May 9-10, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in 5-9-17

Sign-in 5-10-17

SORTA Presentation

C3M Presentation

Pantograph Transients Measurement presentation

44

January 24-25, 2017

Little Rock, AR

Agenda

Minutes

43

September 13-14, 2016

St. Louis, Missouri

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Roster

NMC Power Switch Presentation

Siemens Presentation

Metro Presentation

42

June 21-22, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Ferroviaire Presentation

41

March 31-April 1, 2016

New York City

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

MAC Products Spring Tensionner

K+M Gotthard Tunnel

40

October 22-23, 2015

Baltimore, Maryland

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Rebel Yell Video

Randy Anderson Retirement Award

39

June 24-25, 2015

Charlotte, North Carolina

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

CATS Presentation

OCS Training Course Presentation

UNCC Presentation

38

March 23-24, 2015

San Jose, California

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

VTA Presentation 1

VTA Presentation 2

VTA Presentation 3

37

October 15-16, 2014

Houston, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

36

May 5-6, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Southwire Aluminum Cable

Mass Electric

Autocommute panto/OCS Inspection

OCS Solutions

MUNI Load Break Switch Presentation

35

January 27-28, 2014

Seattle, WA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Photo of Arcing through special work

Magnetic field shielding Presentation

34

October 7-8, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

OCS Group Photo

34

June 10-11, 2013

Norfolk, Virginia

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

33

January 28-29, 2013

Tucson, AZ

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

32

Sept 17-18, 2012

Chicago, IL

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

31

June 6, 2012

Dallas, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Theft Deterrent Cable Presentation

30

January 23-24, 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in Sheet

BBRI Substation Presentation

Rigid OCS Presentation

29

September 14-15

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Screw Anchor Foundation for Poles Texas Foundation Methods

Aluminum-Copper Cable Presentation

28

June 25, 2011

Boston, MA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

27 

Jan 24-25 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

26

Sept 27-28 2010

Sacramento, CA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

25

May 11-12 2010

Jersey City, NJ

Agenda

Minutes

AREMA agenda

K+M Presentation

Sign-in Sheet

24

Jan. 25-26, 2010

Houston, Texas

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Presentation Southwire

23

Sept. 28-29, 2009

Seattle, WA

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

Balance Weight Presentation

22

June 3-4, 2009

Philadelphia, PA

Agenda

Minutes

21

Jan, 2009

Tampa, FL

Agenda

Minutes

Sign-in

20

Oct 5-6, 2008

San Diego, CA

Agenda

Minutes

19

June 17-18, 2008

Portland, OR

Agenda

Minutes

18

Feb 11-12, 2008

Phoenix, AR

Agenda

Minutes

17

Sept 27-28, 2007

New Orleans

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents.  OCSarchive2007.zip

16

June 19-20, 2007

Baltimore, MD

15

March 1-2, 2007

San Jose, CA

14

October 5-6, 2006

Dallas, TX

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2006.zip

13

June 29-30, 2006

Cleveland, OH

12

Jan 31-Feb 1, 2006

San Diego, CA

11

Oct 20-21, 2005

Manhattan, NY

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2005.zip

10

June 21-22, 2005

Toronto, ON

9

January 27-28, 2005

Houston, TX

 

2004 Meetings

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2004.zip

 

2003 Meetings

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2003.zip

 

2002 Meetings

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2002.zip

 

2001 Meetings

Refer to Zip archives for meeting documents. OCSarchive2001.zip

 


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