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CONCILIATION

Efforts by an impartial third party to encourage agreement between a labor union and management by counseling each side and facilitating negotiations. Also known as “mediation.”

CONDEMNATION

The process by which property is acquired for public purposes through legal proceedings under power of eminent domain. (TRB)

CONDUCTOR

An on-board train attendant whose function is to operate doors and otherwise assist in passenger movement and safety.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

A process to assure that all documentation which describes a system and its various components is current and reflects the actual functional and physical characteristics of the system throughout its life cycle. (NTSC)

CONFIRMED NOMINATION

An agreement by a seller to deliver/cause delivery or a transporter to receive and deliver a specific quantity of gas for a specified period at various points under a Sales or Transportation Agreement or for all contracts at one specific…

CONFLICTING ROUTES

Two or more routes, opposing, converging or intersecting, over which movements cannot be made simultaneously without possibility of collision. (NTSC)

CONFORMITY

The ongoing process that ensures the planning for highway and transit systems, as a whole and over the long term, is consistent with the state air quality plans for attaining and maintaining health-based air quality standard; conformity is determined by…

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CMA)

The agency responsible for developing the Congestion Management Program and coordinating and monitoring its implementation.