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Words to Know

Are you a Foamer?  If not, you may have no idea what we’re talking about.  So our gift to you, a Transit Nerd’s Dictionary.

-A-
Alight

-B-
Boob Tap
BRT
Bus Bridge
Busking

-D-
Do Not Hump
Doored
Double Doors
Draconian

-G-
Gentrification

-F-
Foamer

-J-
Jitney & A dummy’s guide to jitney buses

-M-
MARTAcide
MARTAgeddon
Medical Emergencies
Metrotard

-P-
Pre-walk

-R-
Rail – including light, heavy, commuter, and high speed
Railgasm

-S-
Sad-cronyms
Single Tracking
Seat Hog
Straphanger

-T-
Telescoping

-Q-
Qu

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 3:47 pm

    Yeah, each transit agency also seems to create its own nomenclature additions.

    For instance, a BART operator on a train bound for Richmond approaching Lake Merritt will tell riders to “offboard” here for the train to San Francisco.

    In DC, WMATA uses phrases like “improvements planned” to mean “large or important segment of rail line(s) to be entirely closed for 3.5 days”.

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