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STAF

State Transit Assistance Fund. A special revenue fund used to account for the revenue received by the MTA from sales tax on gasoline used for transit purposes. The STAF was created as an amendment to the Transportation Development Act of…

STAFF SUMMARY SHEET

Instrument developed to forward material to the Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer for information, concurrence or execution.

STAKEHOLDERS

individuals and organiztions involved in or affected by the transportation planning process. Include federal/state/local officials, MPOs, transit operators, frieght companies, shippers, and the general public.

STANDARD CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A part of the Contract Document. These clauses set forth the rights and responsibilities of the contracting parties and are standard in all contracts of a specific type, e.g., construction, purchase or repair.

STANDARD ERROR OF ESTIMATE

A statistical measure of the possible differences between the actual and estimated values of a variable. (TRB)

STANDARD GAUGE

A rail track gauge that is 4 feet, 8.5 inches (1.435 meters) wide. (TRB)

STANDARD METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA

A large population nucleus and the nearby communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with that nucleus. Each SMSA consisted of one or more entire counties (or county equivalents; in New England, cities and towns) that…

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)

Contains information and instructions on operation, performance and procedural responsibility for rail operations employees.