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ROUND TRIP

The movement of a person or a vehicle from a point of origin to a destination and then back to the same point of origin. (TRB)

ROUNDHOUSE

A building, circular in design, used to house locomotives while they are being serviced or repaired. Also see Barn. (TRB)

ROUTE

The path a train or bus will travel between two designated locations. The path a train follows through crossovers or interlockings.

ROUTE DEVIATION

Public transportation service on an exclusive basis that operates along a public way on a fixed route (but not a fixed schedule). The vehicle may deviate from the route occasional in response to demand for service or to take a…

ROUTE LINE

The course followed by a scheduled transit vehicle as a part of a transit system.

ROUTE MILES

Also known as Route Kilometers. The total number of miles (kilometers) included in the fixed route transit-system network. Also see Right-of-way Miles (Kilometers).

ROUTE SHEETS

A set of street-by-street directions for a particular line, including: in service, pull-out, off-route and Company Equipment Assigned (CEA) routings, as well as any special operating instructions.

ROUTE STRUCTURE

1. A network of transit routes. 2. The pattern of transit routes, for example, grid, radial. (TRB)

ROUTING AND CONTROL ALGORITHM

A numerical technique for assigning trips (usually vehicle trips) to routes and controlling flows of traffic in simulation of transportation networks. (TRB)