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LAYOFF

The involuntary separation of a worker from employment, usually for a temporary or indefinite period, without prejudice toward the worker. (TRB)

LAYOVER

Time the bus or train is scheduled at the end of the line. The time is necessary for two distinct purposes: 1. For recovery, meaning time needed to allow for making up for late arrivals at the terminal. 2. The…

LAYOVER TIME

Time built into a schedule between arrivals of buses and trains at their terminal points and their departures, used for recovery of delays and preparation for the return trip.

LAYOVER ZONE

A designated stopover point for a bus at or near the end of the line.

LAYUP AREA

Section of track away from main route, used for storing trains.