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CULVERT

Any drainage or service structure under a roadway or guideway with a clear opening of 20 ft (6 m) or less measured along the center of the roadway or guideway. (TRB)

CURRENT BUDGET

The original budget plus all budget amendments adopted by formal MTA action. Budget amendments are changes to the “scope work.” The Project Manager has the authority to approve budget fund shifts from one budget category to another via the Project…

CURRENT COLLECTOR

The mechanical component on an electric rail car that makes contact with the conductor that distributes the electric current (See also: Overhead Contact Shoe, Pantograph, Third-Rail Shoe, and Trolley Pole. (TRB)

CURRENT FORECAST

Evaluation of costs to go combined with actual expenditures.

CUT LINE

1. In planning, an imaginary line placed at a strategic location to intercept all the links in an identified corridor. 2. In transit operations, the transverse division of a route as by a planned service change or an emergency. (TRB)