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HUB

A hub is the focal point of a transit network, where several services meet and passengers can make convenient transfers. Hubs include transit centers, transportation terminals, major rail stations and park-and-ride facilities. (APTA)

HUB MILES

The mileage operated by each bus based on the reading of the bus odometer, located on the hub of a rear axle, which usually is read during the daily fueling of the bus. This is the mileage data used to…

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

System used to track absenteeism and other data for employees.

HUMP

A portion of a freight yard which has a grade to permit cars to roll into classification tracks without being shoved by a locomotive.

HUNTINGTON, HENRY EDWARDS

Founder of the Pacific Electric Railway, Henry Edwards Huntington (b. 1850 in Oneonta, New York, d. 1927 in San Marino, California) was the nephew of Collis P. Huntington (1821-1900), one of the “Big Four” who built Central Pacific, the western…