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ADVANCE COST AGREEMENT

An agreement between the MTA and a contractor concerning the treatment of special or unusual costs which are expected to be incurred.

ADVANCE REQUEST SERVICE

Service is requested for a single trip to occur at a specific time, usually 24 hours after the request. The customer has control of the pick up time within a specified arrival window, but must know the complete trip details…

ADVANCED DESIGN BUS

A bus introduced in 1977 that incorporates new styling and design features compared to previous buses. (APTA)

ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) technology that is designed to improve transit services through advanced vehicle operations, communications; customer service and market development. (APTA)

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY VEHICLE CONSORTIUM

An independent non-profit California public corporation organized and funded by Metro, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and South Coast Air Quality Management District as a working unit to promote clean air vehicles and advanced technologies.

ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) is a Fleet Management System which integrates multiple intelligent vehicle technologies, including advance transit radio system, automatic vehicle location, automatic passenger counting, automated voice annunciation (bus stop announcements), vehicle surveillance, vehicle health monitoring and…

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

An organized group that supplies their ideas and input to a larger governing body.