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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)

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). Membership includes cities of more that 30,000 population, represented by their mayors. Its purpose is to promote improved municipal government by cooperation between cities and the federal government. It provides educational information, technical assistance,…

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The departments mission is to enforces the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seeks…

UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION

The labor union representing bus drivers and train operators, schedule makers and schedule checkers. Formerly the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.