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MODAL SPLIT

1. The percentage of inter/intra-zonal trips using some mode of mass transit as opposed to the use of private automobiles. The choice or “split” between modes can be modeled as a function of variables which describe both the transportation alternatives…

MODE

A particular form of transit or transportation, i.e., bus, light rail, heavy rail, or automated guideway.

MODE CHOICE MODEL (MODAL CHOICE MODEL)

A model used to forecast the proportion of total person trips on each of the available transportation modes. (TRB)

MODE SHARE

Indicates the share of a transportation mode utilized by people for their transportation trips as compared to tother modes and all of a region

MODEL

1. The representatives of a system having properties and operations that duplicate those of the original system in characteristics of interest. An analytical tool (often mathematical) used by transportation planners to assist in making forecasts of land use, economic activity,…

MODIFIED ACCRUAL BASIS

The accrual basis of accounting adapted to the governmental fund type spending measurement focus. Revenues are recognized when they become both “measurable” and “available” to finance expenditures of the current period. Expenditures are recognized when the related fund liability is…

MODULATOR-DEMODULATOR

End user computer interface that enables digital data to be transmitted over analog transmission facilities like phone lines.