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REACTION TIME

The time used by equipment, operator, or both, that elapses between the moment an action is called for and when the desired result occurs. (NTSC)

READ-BACK TIME

Time issued by the Central Control Facility (CCF) or Yard Control which validates Clearance Cards, Train Orders and Work Permits. Also see Clearance Cards, Train Orders, Work Permits.

READILY AVAILABLE

Defined as willing, interested and capable of providing the proposed service at a comparable cost to the identified clientele in the same service area, with the same hours of frequency, and at the same level of service.

REAL TIME

Rapid transmission and processing of event-oriented data and transactions as they occur, in contrast to being stored and re-transmitted or processed as batches.

RECEIVING REPORT

Written documentation of supplies delivered or services performed as noted by the Contracting Officer or other authorized MTA personnel.

RECENUE ANTICIPATION NOTE

A short-term debt security issued on the premise that future revenues will be sufficient to meet repayment obligations.

RECISSION

A federal budgetary term that refers to the cancellation, in whole or part, of budget authority previously granted by Congress.

RECORD OF DECISION

A Record of Decision is the Final Agency Action and decision document rendered during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. After the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a corridor is completed and adopted it is sent to the Federal…

RECOVERY

The act of removing a train from revenue service and returning to the yard.

RECTIFIER ELECTRIC MOTOR CAR (IGNITRON ELECTRIC CAR)

A rail car that collects propulsion power from an alternating-current distribution system and converts it to direct current for application to direct current motors by means of rectifying equipment carried by the rail car. The car may be identified by…