Category: Rail Operations_Bus Operations

ACCELERATION

Increase in velocity per unit time; in transit, usually measured in feet per second squared (meters per second squared) or, in the United States, sometimes in miles per hour per second. (TRB)

ALL-STOP STATION

In transit systems with skip-stop schedule or express service, station that is served by all scheduled transit units (vehicles or trains). (TRB)

ASSIGNMENT SHEET

(Also called Detail Sheet, Driver Mark-Up Sheet, Operator Assignment Sheet, Roster.) In transit operations, a listing that includes both the vehicles needed by time of day for each division and how many operators are needed. (TRB)

AVERAGE WEEKDAY REVENUE

Average amount of money collected through fares on a weekday.

BASE HEADWAY

The scheduled headway between transit unit (vehicle or train) trips during an off-peak (usually midday) period. (TRB)

BASE RUN

A regular run that has no unpaid breaks and is normally 8 hr in duration. (TRB)

BASE STATION

Fixed location two-way radio equipment used to communicate with mobile and portable radio users in the field. For strategic reasons, base stations are generally located in high elevation areas such as mountain tops and the roofs of very tall buildings.

BASIC FARE

The cash regular or base fare charge for local service. Express bus service requires payment of 1-5 express increments for freeway distances. Discount cash fares apply to seniors and the disabled. Monthly passes are available for all of the above…

BID (OPERATIONS)

In accord with the employee’s labor contract, exercise of the right to select a work assignment or time off (usually vacation days) on the basis of seniority. Also generally applies to requested overtime work including Voluntary Call Back (VCB) assignments…

BULLETIN BOARDS

The specific location where employees reporting for duty will examine new bulletins, special orders, notices and policies affecting the operation of the system.