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COLD SITE

An ITS backup facility that has the necessary electrical and physical components of a computer facility, but does not have a greater transmission capacity than standard twisted pair cables; has a limited range of effective distance.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Negotiations between labor union representatives and employers to reach agreement on a contract describing such matters as wages, hours and working conditions.

COLLECTOR SHOE

On the Red Line, a device located on each side of each truck that rest or slides on the contact rail, collects 750 volts direct current and transfers power to the traction motors.

COLLECTOR-DISTRIBUTOR STREET (COLLECTOR ROAD)

A street that gathers and disburses traffic between larger arterial highways and smaller streets. It has intersections at grade and provides access to abutting properties. (TRB)

COLLECTOR-FEEDER-DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

A public transit system operating in localized Zones to connect patronage generating areas to the Rapid Transit System.