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TEA (TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES)

A SAFETEA-LU funding category where ten percent of STP monies must be set aside for projects that enhance the compatibility of transportation facilities with their surroundings . Examples of TEA projects include bicycle and pedestrian paths, restoration of rail stations…

TEA-21

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, enacted on June 9, 1998 as Public Law 105-178, is a six year funding mechanism for highways and transit.

TEAM TRACK

A track on which cars are placed for public loading or unloading, named from the time when horse-drawn wagons were used to transfer freight. As opposed to a spur which serves a specific customer of the railroad.

TEAMSTERS

Union representing security guards. Full name of union is the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

TECHNICAL EVALUATION MEMORANDUM

A document prepared by the User Department supporting the analysis of the Bidders/Proposers’ technical qualifications and responsiveness to the Solicitation Documents.

TEI

Transportation Enhancement 10% Set-Aside from State’s STP Apportionment

TELECOMMUTING

Communicating electronically (by telephone, computer, fax, etc.) with an office, either from home or from another site, instead of traveling to it physically.

TELEPHONE KEY SYSTEM

Similar in function to PBX but uses for small and medium-sized business applications. Key systems are used at the majority of the operating divisions and the ticket offices.

TELEPHONE SURVEY

A survey in which data are collected by telephone. (TRB)

TELNET

Telnet is a network program that offers a way to log into and work from another computer. By logging into another system, users can access Internet services that they might not have on their own computers.