Category: Planning_Administration

ACCESS

Permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or make use of. (Source: TRB)

ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) technology that is designed to improve transit services through advanced vehicle operations, communications; customer service and market development. (APTA)

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

American Public Tranportation Association (APTA). An International, nonprofit trade association representing the public transit industry. APTA members include more than 400 public transit systems, as well as state and local departments of transportation and planning agencies, manufacturers and suppliers of…

ARBITRATION

A method of settling disputes where labor and management present their case to an impartial third party, called an arbitrator, who has the responsibility of deciding the case. “Binding arbitration” results in a final and binding award, which is often…

AUTHORIZATION

Basic, substantive legislation which establishes or continues the legal operation of a federal program or agency, either indefinitely or for a specific period of time, or which sanctions a particular type of obligation or expenditure within a program. An authorization…

AUTOMATIC VEHICLE LOCATION SYSTEM

Technology that tracks the current location of fleet vehicles to assist in dispatching, maintaining schedules, answering specific customer inquiries, etc.

BARGAINING AGENT

A labor union designated by an appropriate government agency or recognized by the employer as the exclusive representative of all employees in the bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining.

BINDING ARBITRATION

Results in a final and binding award, which is often enforceable in the courts. (APTA)