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NEAR-SIDE STOP

A transit stop located on the approach side of an intersection. The transit units (vehicles or trains) stop to serve passengers before crossing the intersection. (TRB)

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

In transportation planning, a technique of estimating the services and facilities needed to satisfy the potential demand for transportation service. (TRB)

NEGATIVE DECLARATION

A statement that an action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

NEGOTIATION

Negotiation is a procedure that includes the receipt of proposals from offerors. It permits bargaining, and usually affords offerors an opportunity to revise their offers before award of a contract.

NEGOTIATION MEMORANDUM

A memorandum prepared by the Contracting Officer at the conclusion of each negotiation, detailing the element of negotiation (special clause, specifications, costs, etc.).

NEGOTIATIONS

Discussions between Real Estate staff and property owner or tenant leading to an agreement as to the compensation to be paid for the property interest to be acquired. Successful discussion will result in the execution of a sale and purchase…

NETWORK

A system of interrelated elements that are interconnected in a dedicated or switched linkage to provide local or remote communication (of voice, video, data, etc.) and to facilitate the exchange of information between users with common interests.

NETWORK CODING

The process of abstracting details of a real transportation network and recording them a form suitable for computer processing. (TRB)