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CRUISE VELOCITY (CRUISE SPEED)

The forward velocity that a vehicle maintains where it is neither accelerating nor decelerating. It is usually less that maximum design speed but can be equal to it. (TRB)

CRUSH (CRUSH LOAD) CAPACITY

The maximum feasible passenger capacity of a vehicle, that is, the capacity at which one more passenger cannot enter without causing serious discomfort to the others. (TRB)

CRUSH (STANDING) LOAD

The maximum passenger capacity of a vehicle in which there is little or no space between customers, and more customers can’t enter without causing discomfort to others.