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About the Committee 

The Maintenance Committee was formed in 1983 and is one of our earliest WSTA committees. The committee meets three times each year in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The Spring and Fall meetings are regular meetings but in the Summer, the meeting is in conjunction with the Washington State Public Transportation Conference. The two regular meetings are half day meetings followed by a group dinner for networking.


Committee Goals & Objectives

The Committee's main purpose is to solidify the  maintenance community by establishing standards of maintenance and safety which develop the best products for the public. By participating in meetings, members will be able to exchange information, procedures and ideas, improve safety, reliability, and efficency and effectiveness of bus operations, reduce costs of maintenance facility operations, improve passenger comfort and encourage the development of new and improved bus technologies.


Committee Leadership

The Committee is current lead by Committee Chair Kevin Gallacci of Clallam Transit. The Vice Chair of the Committee is Marshall Krier of Mason Transit. The Secretary is Todd Griffith of Spokane Transit.


Committee Events

Each year the Maintenance Committee holds a Maintenance Forum & Vendor Show in conjuntion with their Spring meeting. The forum is a day and a half event  featuring vendor exhibitors related to bus maintenance and presentations by vendors showcasing their products to our WSTA  maintenance managers and staff.


How to Get Involved

Please contact Melanie Espinoza at Melanie@watransit.comyou would like to be added to the WSTA Maintenance Committee contact list.  Only WSTA Members are eligible to participate on this specific committee (vendors/associate members are by invitation only).


View the Maintenance Committee By-Laws.


Elie Kourdahi from KCM wrote the following FTE Calculator software. The FTE Calculator is a stand along software with variances and options for committee members to use. To download, please click the text "FTE calculator". A big THANK YOU to Elie for sharing this with us.

FTE Calculator



2017 Meetings




May 22, 2017 - Committee Meeting 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

May 23-24, 2017 Spring Maintenance Forum



Three Rivers Convention Center 

(7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336)



Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact

Melanie at

Lodging Details


WSTA has a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities/Kennewick for Sunday, May 21st through Wednesday, May 24th at the per diem rate of $96 per night plus tax. To make your reservations please click the "Book Hotel" icon below. Deadline for hotel reservations is April 21, 2017.