• Block - The tasks performed by a vehicle over the course of the day.
  • Cycle Time - The length of time it takes a route to make a full round trip (including layover times).
  • Deadheading - A vehicle traveling out-of-service from the garage to a route, from a route back to the garage, or from one route to another.
  • Interlining - Switching a vehicle from one route to another.
  • Pattern - A route variation, which may include a unique route branch, loop, or short turn.
  • Piece - Generally the first or second half of a run (duty).
  • Relief Point - A point along a route where an operator can start a shift, end a shift, or take a meal break.
  • Run - A shift of work for a bus operator. Sometime referred to as a duty.
  • Running Time - The amount of time scheduled between any two time points.
  • Short Turn - A trip that does not extended the full length of the route.
  • Split Time - The time between the first piece and second piece in a run (duty). 
  • Spread Time - The time between the start and end of a run (duty).
  • Time Point - A place or bus stop that is represented on a public timetable as a time when the bus is scheduled to arrive or depart.
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