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BAR CODE

A printed machine-readable code that consists of parallel bars of varied width and spacing.

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.

BARN

An old-fashioned term for a large storage building for locomotives, (also known as a roundhouse), rail transit cars (also known as a carhouse), or buses (also known as a garage). (TRB)

BARRIER FREE

Provision for the interchange of patrons between transport modes without use of fare media or fare collection equipment. Also see Barrier – Free Fare System.

BARRIER FREE FARE SYSTEM

Used for all MTA rail lines. Customers are required to have proof of valid fare on their possession in the “paid area” of stations and may be issued a citation for failure to show a valid fare. This system contrasts…