This glossary attempts to serve as a basic reference for persons interested in urban transit planning. It is designed to assist transit system operators to understand the analytical language of urban planners and the latter to understand the operational language of transit system operators. The glossary organizes and to some extent standardizes terms related to urban public transportation. The definitions are organized alphabetically by term. Acronyms and abbreviations are presented at the beginning of each alphabetical section.

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  • Created Date: Mar 28 1981 12:00AM