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MONOBEAM

A type of guideway that consists of a single beam, usually elevated. It generally has a rectangular cross section that is usually straddled by the associated vehicles. (TRB)

MONORAIL

An electric railway in which a rail car or train of cars is suspended from or straddles a guideway formed by a single beam or rail. Most monorails are either heavy rail or automated guideway systems. (APTA)

MONTE CARLO SIMULATION

A simulation technique (usually performed by a computer and particularly useful QA applications) that uses random numbers to sample from probability distributions to produce hundreds or thousands of scenarios (called iterations, trials, or runs).

MONTE CARLO TECHNIQUE

A simulation technique in which a random number generator is used to assign the numerical values of some components in the system being analyzed. It is usually assumed that a large number of repetitions of the simulation will produce reliable…

MONTHLY PASS

A pass valid for unlimited riding within certain designated zones for a 1-month period. (TRB)