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STRAIGHT RUN

An operator’s regular work consisting of one uninterrupted assignment paying 8 or more hours.

STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT

Metro is organized into seven strategic business units: Board of Directors, Chief of Staff, Support Services, Transit Operations, Countywide Planning & Development, Communications, Construction Project Management.

STRATEGIC UNDFUNDED PLAN

An element of Metro’s LRTP which includes projects and programs which could be funded and implemented if new revenue sources became available.

STRATIFIED SAMPLING (PROPORTIONAL SAMPLING)

A method of sampling that sets a quota for certain classifications of the population being sampled on the basis of the proportion of each classification in the total population (universe) or of previous information about the relative distributions in these…

STREET RUN TERRITORY

Mainline tracks outside of Cab Signal Territory, within medians. Also see Operating Modes (Light Rail).

STREETCAR

An electrically powered rail car that is operated singly or in short trains in mixed traffic in city streets. In some areas it is also known as a trolley car and, primarily in Europe, as a tram. (TRB)

STREETCAR TRANSIT SYSTEM (STREET RAILWAY, TRAMWAYS,

A street transit system consisting of electrically powered rail vehicles operating in one- to three-car transit units, mostly on surface streets with mixed traffic. (TRB)