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CAR

1. A vehicle running on rails, for example, streetcar, rapid transit car, railroad car. 2. An automobile. (TRB)

CAR BODY

In passenger transportation, that portion of a rail car that carries people. (TRB)

CAR CARD

An advertising card used on the interior or exterior of transit vehicles, usually of a standard size to fit permanent holders. (TRB)

CAR CLEANING PLATFORM (CCP)

A platform elevated to vehicle floor height for easy access to car interiors for personnel and equipment.

CAR MOVER

A self powered auxiliary vehicle used to move a disabled vehicle, or move a vehicle in de-energized territory.

CAR, TRAILER

1. An unpowered rail car operated in trains with powered cars (rapid transit) or towed by locomotives (regional rail). 2. In some rail rapid transit systems, a trailer may be powered; however, it does not have operator’s control and thus…

CARBON FOOTPRINT

A measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. It is meant to be useful for individuals and organizations to conceptualize their personal…

CARBON MONOXIDE

A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas formed in large part by incomplete combustion of fuel. Human activities (i.e., transportation or industrial processes) are largely the source for CO contamination.