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BO EQUIPMENT

Bad order equipment, vehicle or property with a mechanical defect.

BOARD BOX

A board box is an interoffice memo to board members that does not require board action. The board box provides an avenue for staff to track status of projects or programs, and includes information of upcoming workshops and other special…

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The governing body of the MTA consisting of a Chair and 12 members and their alternates who exercise and perform all powers, duties, functions, rights, and privileges vested in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority pursuant to the MTA’s…

BOARDINGS

Number of passengers entering a vehicle of a public transportation system. Passengers are counted each time they enter a vehicle, no matter how many vehicles are used from trip origin to destination. Also known as an unlinked passenger trip.

BOCC

Bus Operations Control Center – Located on sixth floor of Gateway headquarters building, this unit performs real-time revenue operations control and police dispatching for the Metro Bus system. Also serves as MTA Operations emergency command center during natural disasters, civil…

BODY HOIST

Apparatus, either electro-mechanical or hydraulic, generally used in conjunction with truck hoists, for elevating and maintaining a vehicle carbody; often called body supports.

BODY-ON-CHASSIS

A vehicle that has a body fastened to a chassis usually built for trucks, as is typical in school bus construction; distinguished from integral construction, in which the frame and body are built as one unit. (TRB)