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MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONSTRUCTION COST

The maximum allowable construction cost shall be used to establish a total contract cost for which the general contractor/construction manager shall provide a performance and payment bond. The maximum allowable construction cost shall be negotiated between the public body and…

MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED SPEED

The highest speed limit which is authorized for a particular section of track. (NTSC)

MAXIMUM LOAD POINT

The point on a route where the total numbers of passengers carried is a maximum. Generally, the total is for 24 hour period in both directions. The maximum load point can also refer to peak-hour and a one direction flow.

MAXIMUM SERVICE (FULL SERVICE) BRAKING

In rail operations, a nonemergency brake application that obtains the maximum brake rate that is normally regarded as comfortable for passengers and consistent with the design of the primary brake system. (TRB)

MAXIMUM THEORETICAL VELOCITY (SPEED)

The highest theoretical velocity that a vehicle is physically capable of achieving. (TRB)