Rail Operations Terminator
Definition:This terminator represents the (usually) centralized control point for a substantial segment of a freight railroad's operations and maintenance activities. It is roughly the railroad equivalent to a highway Traffic Management Center. It is the source and destination of information that can be used to coordinate rail and highway traffic management and maintenance operations. It is also the source and destination for incident, incident response, disaster, or evacuation information that is exchanged with Emergency Management. This terminator would also represent a railroad's management information system, if that system is the source or destination for this information. The use of a single terminator for multiple sources and destination for information exchange with railroads is meant to imply the need for a single, consistent interface between a given railroad's operations and maintenance activities and ITS.