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PLAN

A scheme or program for making, doing or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.

PLANNED DEMAND ROUTES

These are routes in rural areas, which do not operate everyday to the same locations. Service is provided to different places on different days of the week so as to offer more coverage at a reasonable cost. Such service is…

PLANNING FUNDS

Primary source of funding for metropolitan planning designated by FHWA.

PLANNING PROCESS

In transportation, the process required by federal transit and highway legislation through which communities develop proposals for transportation projects designed to serve the needs of an area. Also see Urban Transportation Planning Process. (TRB)

PLANNING SYSTEM

A system of cost, work and manpower planning, scheduling, and control, either manual or automated and generally part of a total management information system.

PLANNING-PROGRAMMING BUDGETING

A planning and management process in which resources of an organization are allocated to identified individual programs, in contrast to the administrative budget grouping of resources by type of disbursement. (TRB)

PLANS, SPECS, & ENGINEERING

Agency staff and consulting contract costs between the initial project approval and environmental clearances but prior to start of construction

PLATFORM

That portion of the station directly adjacent to the tracks, where trains stop to load and unload passengers. The full platform is the length of the trains which ultimately operate at peak hours. There are two basic types of platforms:…