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SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Operators assignments to make schedule checks, travel checks, train checks or distributing advertising literature.

SPECIAL BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS

Revenue generating Special Benefit Assessment Districts are authorized by state legislation to levy special benefit assessments for needed public rail transit facilities and/or services on the property which benefits from those facilities and/or services. Assessments are calculated annually based on…

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Agreed-to exceptions from certain Articles of the Contract.

SPECIAL EVENT SERVICE

Operated by MTA in four ways. First, extra service on regular routes to serve additional passengers due to special events. Examples include race track events and Disneyland. This supplement service on existing routes is sometimes referred to as line protection…

SPECIAL EVENT WORK

Work that is not regularly scheduled in regular service, but which is operated to and from special events, and occurs after 6:00 P.M and generally does not exceed.

SPECIAL ORDERS

Special orders cover temporary changes to the manual governing special conditions for a specified period of time issued by the MTA Manager of Rail Activation and are numbered consecutively from January 1 of each year.

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS

Funds used to account for resources which are legally or administratively restricted for specific purposes.

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A part of the Contract Document. These clauses set forth legal, business and technical requirements that are particular to a specific contract.

SPECIAL TRACKWORK (TRACK SPECIAL WORK)

All rails, track structures, and fittings, other than plain unguarded track, that is neither curved nor fabricated before laying. (TRB)

SPEED LIMIT

1. The maximum speed allowed in a specified section of track as determined by physical limitations of track structure, train design, and passenger comfort. 2. A prescribed maximum road speed allowed. (NTSC)