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FLOW MAP (TRAFFIC VOLUME FLOW MAP)

A map showing the actual transportation system, on which the width of the band depicting the route is in direct proportion to the volume of vehicles or passengers using the route. (TRB)

FLOW RATE (RATE OF FLOW)

In transportation, the number of units (passengers or vehicles) passing a point on a transportation facility during some period of time, usually counted or recomputed in units per hour. For example, if 8 buses pass a point in the first…