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COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

Council Of Governments (COG). The COG is an association of cities or other government entities that have entered into an agreement for specific purposes to benefit its members and the communities, organizations and individuals they serve. (TRB)

COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS

(CSG) A joint agency of all state governments. It works to strengthen state government, promotes intergovernmental cooperation, disseminates information needed by states, and assists states in solving specific problems. It maintains the State Government Research Institute. (TRB)

COUNT (TRAFFIC COUNT)

In transportation, a process that tallies a particular movement of people or vehicles past a given point during a stated time period. It may be a directional or a two-way value and is also known as a Traffic Count. A…

COUNTER PARTY

The opposite party in a bilateral agreement, contract, or transaction. In the retail foreign exchange (or forex) context, the party to which a retail customer sends its funds; lawfully, the party must be one of those listed in Section 2(c)(2)(B)(ii)(I)-(VI)…

COUNTERPARTY RISK

The risk associated with the financial stability of the party entered into contract with. Forward contracts impose upon each party the risk that the counterparty will default, but futures contracts executed on a designated contract market are guaranteed against default…

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Metro Department responsible for providing MTA with nationally-recognized leadership, expertise and capability in program development, policy planning and technical analysis in the the management of travel demand.

COUNTYWIDE PLANNING DEPARTMENT (CWP)

The Countywide Planning Department is responsible for providing MTA with nationally-recognized leadership, expertise and capability in program development, policy planning and technical analysis in the implementation of transportation system improvements and in the management of travel demand. The CPD is…

Countywide Significant Arterial Network

Developed to assist in determining the performance of the system, guiding future transportation planning and helping target arterial improvements through the Call for Projects.

COUPLE

Connecting rail vehicles together in order to permit the resulting train to be operated from one cab.