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UNALLOWABLE COST

Any cost which, under the provisions of any pertinent law, regulation, or contract, cannot be included in prices, cost-reimbursement, or settlement under an MTA contract to which it is allocable.

UNARY RELATIONSHIP

Also known as Recursive Relationship. A relationship between the instances of one entity type. (Modern Database Management- 4th Edition)

UNDER-SERVED

Customer demand for service exceeds the current service level.

UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM (UPWP)

A document produced every year to describe all transportation-related planning activities that will be carried out during the next year. It includes planning to be done by all agencies in the region and details which agencies will be involved in…

UNIFORM FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING ELEMENTS

Financial Accounting and Reporting Elements (FARE).

UNION RAIL

Also know as Labor Union and Trade Union. An organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers in advancing the members economic interests and general working conditions. (TRB)

UNIT ITEM OVERRUN

A unit item is a line item bid based upon unit cost times a specified number or measurement. A unit item overrun occurs when the item quantity exceeds the quantity specified in the line item contained in the contract document.…

UNIT TRAIN

A train carrying one commodity between one origination and one destination. Unit trains avoid the delay and expense of switching individual cars in terminals and can furnish freight transportation at much lower cost than conventional freight trains. Often they are…

UNITED BUS OWNERS OF AMERICA

United Bus Owners of America (UBOA). An organization of bus companies. It provides representation in Washington, D.C. for its members, disseminates information, provides insurance programs to members, and is especially concerned with safety and regulatory issues. (TRB)