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WEB SERVICES, Administration

Web Services are based on simple and non-proprietary standards; they are designed to make it possible for computer programs to exchange data regardless of location, operating system, or language used. Web Services are a new class of Internet-native applications that…

WEEKLY BIDS

Open assignments that are posted for seniority choice every Sunday morning at each division.

WEIGHTED TIME

A measure of travel time where certain components (e.g., wait time) are factored upward. (TRB)

WELDED RAIL

Two or more rails welded together at their ends to form a length less than 400 feet (122 meters). Also see Continuous Welded Rail. (TRB)

WELFARE TO WORK INITIATIVE

The current national and local efforts to shift more welfare recipients into employment, in response to the passenger of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. (APTA)

WELL CARS

Railroad freight cars designed to hold single or double stacked containers.