Rush (or peak) Hour

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The four consecutive 15-minute periods in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes of traffic.

Combined Statistical Area (CSA)

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In the United States, two or more contiguous core based statistical areas tied together by commuting pattens.

Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA)

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In the United States, the combination of all metropolitan statistical areas and all micropolitan statistical areas.

Primary Census Statistical Area (PCSA)

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In the United States, all combined statistical areas plus all of the remaining metropolitian statistical areas and micropolitan statsitical areas.

combined statistical area (CBA)

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In the United States, two or more contiguous core based statistical areas tied together by commuting patterns.

metropolitan statistical area (MSA)

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In the United States, a central city of at least 50,000 population, the county within which the city is located, and adjacent counties meeting one of several tests indicating a functional connection to the central city.

primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA)

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In the United States, a metropolitan statistical area exceeding 1 million population located within a consolidates metropolitan statistical area.

commericalization

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transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity

congestion

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excessive crowding

growth boundary

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a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for higher density urban development and the area outside be used for lower density development.