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Dispatchers (Msdd)

The persons responsible for having scheduled runs leave the yard or garage on time, and maintaining the schedules, and matching the work force with the work load on a minute-by-minute basis. Also, in rail transit, the persons who control train movement or priority on a given segment (division) of track. Or, in demand-responsive transportation, persons who assign the customers to vehicles and notify the appropriate drivers. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Communications and control personnel (Msd)
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Air traffic controllers (Msdc)
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