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NARROW GAUGE

Railroad track narrower than standard (4′-8 1/2″) gauge.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESS

Founded by United Airlines, United Parcel Service, Burger King, Marsanto and Sprint, the Alliance encourages and assists small, medium and large businesses in hiring former welfare recipients without displacing current workers. (APTA)

NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS

Federal standards that set allowable concentrations and exposure limits for various pollutants. The EPA developed the standards in response to a requiremet of the CAA. Air quality standards have been established for te following six criteria pollutants: ozone (or smog),…

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

National Association of Counties (NACO). Membership includes elected and appointed county governing officials and other county officials and their deputies at management or policy levels. This organization provides research and reference services for its members and represents them at the…

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGIONAL COUNCILS

National Association of Regional Councils (NACO). Membership includes the regional councils of local governments and government agencies, and libraries, organizations, and others interested in regionalism as an approach to or addressing issues that cross local government boundaries, such as transportation.…