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ARE

The price paid to ride public transportation such as a bus or train.

AREA

American Railway Engineering Association; the industry’s professional engineering association.

AREA OCCUPANCY

In station and other facility design and in pedestrian movement, the area provided per person. (TRB)

AREA SAMPLING

A method of sampling that divides a geographical region into smaller areas and uses random selection to determine specific areas or respondents to be interviewed. (TRB)

AREMA

American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association. This group establishes recommended practices for the railroad industry.