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TERMINAL COSTS


Costs of loading and unloading. They do not vary with distance shipped.
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Base fare


The price charged to one adult for one transit ride; excludes transfer charges, zone charges, express service charges, peak period surcharges and reduced fares.
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freight village


A concentration (or a cluster) of freight related activities within a specific area, commonly built for such a purpose, master planned and managed. These activities include distribution centers, warehouses and storage areas, transport terminals, offices and other facilities supporting those activities, such as public u [..]
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Bulk terminal


A purpose-designed berth or mooring for handling liquid or dry commodities, in unpackaged bulk form, such as oil, grain, ore, and coal. Bulk terminals typically are installed with specialized cargo handling equipment such as pipelines, conveyors, pneumatic evacuators, cranes with clamshell grabs, and rail lines to acco [..]
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City logistics


The means over which freight distribution can take place in urban areas as well as the strategies that can improve its overall efficiency, such as mitigating congestion and environmental externalities.
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Economies of agglomeration


The benefits of having activities locate (cluster) next to another, such as the use of common infrastructures and services.
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Environmental management system


A set of procedures and techniques enabling an organization to reduce environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
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Exclusive right-of-way


A highway or other facility that can only be used by buses or other transit vehicles.
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fleet


The vehicles in a transport system. Usually, "fleet" refers to highway vehicles, rail vehicles as well as ships.
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General cargo


General cargo consists of those products or commodities such as timber, structural steel, rolled newsprint, concrete forms, agricultural equipment that are not conducive to packaging or unitization. Break-bulk cargo (e.g., packaged products such as lubricants and cereal) are often regarded as a subdivision of general c [..]
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