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KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Quantitative criteria for evaluating transit performance with respect to the Transit Authority’s mission and objective.

KEY TELEPHONE UNIT

Interconnects a group of push-button telephones for local and systemwide communication.

KINETIC ENERGY

The energy of a body that results from its motion. The kinetic energy of a moving body is equal to the energy needed to bring it to rest. (TRB)

KISS ‘N’ RIDE

A stop or terminal where a commuter can be driven by spouse or relative so he or she can board public transit. Also known as Kiss and Ride. Also see Park ‘N’ Ride.

KNEELING BUS

Bus feature that causes bus to tilt down toward a curb so customers can board more easily.