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SEALED CORRIDOR

Railroad grade crossing safety improvement plan designed to enhance safety at grade crossings. Metrolink’s sealed corridor program will identify rail corridors with several at-grade crossings and work to restrict vehicular access to the right-of-way along the entire stretch.

SEATING (SEATED CAPACITY) CAPACITY

The number of passenger seats in a vehicle. (TRB)

SECONDARY FAILURE

A failure which occurs as the consequence of another failure. Also see Dependent Failure.

SECTION

1. One of two or more trains running on the same schedule authority, all but the last section displaying green classification signals. 2). The territory assigned to a section gang for maintenance. 3. The size and type of rail, as…

SECTION 13(C) AGREEMENT

A labor protection agreement required by the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964) as a condition to receive several types of federal transit funding. The law provides that a grantee enter into…

SECTION 15 OPERATING COSTS

Operating costs as defined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for reporting purposes; total operating costs less leases, rentals, and interest expense.

SECTION 16 ELDERLY & DISABLED

The section of the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964), as amended, that declares the national policy to be that elderly persons and persons with disabilities have the same right as other…

SECTION 16(B)(2) GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS SERVING ELDERLY & DISABLED

The subsection of the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964), as amended, that authorizes grants to nonprofit corporations and associates for the specific purpose of assisting them in providing transportation service meeting…

SECTION 16(B)(2) NOW SECTION 5310

The section of federal transit law that provides for funding of passenger transportation services to rural and small urban community (those under 50,000 population). (APTA)