Basic Transit Brake Systems & Troubleshooting – Foundation Brakes

The course covers primarily Foundation Brake Systems. The course covers at the introductory level theory (physics), inspection and maintenance, trouble shooting and repair as well as guided hands on exercises to reinforce learning outcomes.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration: 16 hours over 2 days
  • Training Resources: Not Listed


Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium

Transit Type


Target Audience

Brake Technicians

Learning Objectives

  • Braking Theory (Physics)
  • How the W-series foundation brake operates
  • Foundation Brake system inspection and maintenance including brake adjustment
  • Foundation Brake system trouble shooting and repair
  • APTA foundation brake reline procedure authored by the APTA Brake Committee

Assessment of Learner Performance

None Listed

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

How to Obtain the Course

Register for the course via the following link:

Point of Contact




Restrictions for Use

Not Listed



Other notes

Availability of this course may change based on SCRTTC course schedule.

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