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RULE

In rail operations, a law or order authoritatively governing conduct or action. (TRB)

RUN

1. The movement of a transit unit (vehicle or train) in one direction from the beginning of a route to the end of it; also known as a trip. 2. An operator’s assignment of trips for a day of operation;…

RUN CUTTING

The process of scheduling individual assignments, or “runs”, on a particular line.

RUN CUTTING AND VEHICLE SCHEDULING (RUCUS)

A computerized transit schedule program. (TRB)

RUN-A-ROUND

Failure to work Extra Board in proper sign-on order. Also, bus or train trips that fail to depart a common terminal in a first-in, first-out order.

RUNAROUND

Time claimed by Operator on account of error on Board Make-up.

RUNNING GEAR

The vehicle parts whose function are related to the movement of the vehicle, including the wheels, axles, bearings, and suspension system. (TRB)

RUNNING HOT OR RUNNING SHARP

A vehicle operating ahead of schedule. It is an important principle of operations supervision that vehicles do not operate ahead of schedule since this results in passengers missing the vehicle at the scheduled time and the resultant extra passengers on…