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  • Secretary of State Alert

    Secretary of State offices are open. To protect staff and public health, offices will only provide services by appointment, and only offer critical services that cannot be completed online, by mail or at a self-service station. Advance appointments become available six months ahead of time. Next-day appointments become available for booking the previous weekday at 8 a.m. and noon. Many transactions can be completed from home by mail or using online services. Vehicle registration tabs can be printed immediately at any of our self-service stations.

    **NOTE: Gov. Whitmer signed legislation that temporarily extends the expirations of all Michigan driver’s licenses, state IDs and vehicle registrations through September 30.  

    **NOTE: From Aug. 24, through Sept. 30, all branch offices will extend hours until 7 p.m. to offer special appointments for residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards that expire between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020, and require a branch visit. Customers with driver’s licenses or state ID cards that meet that criteria can schedule an appointment between 4 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday from Aug. 24 through Sept. 30, 2020. To make an appointment, visit Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments or call 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).


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Transportation And Vehicles Vocabulary Words In English

Transportation and vehicles vocabulary words in English with useful list and pictures. Knowing how to talk about various types of transportation is a huge advantage when leaning to speak English. This can prove useful in a variety of situations such as talking about how to prefer to get to and from work or school as well as being hugely advantageous when asking about public transport options. This is also useful vocabulary to have when thinking about the conversations surrounding travel and holidays.

In this section, you will be learning a whole wealth of handy vocabulary relating to transportation and getting from A to B.

Transportation and Vehicles Vocabulary

Transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Vehicles include automobiles, bicycles, buses, cars, trains, trucks, people, helicopters, watercraft, spacecraft and aircraft…

Types of Vehicles Vocabulary

Learn English vocabulary for vehicles through pictures.

  • Van
  • Taxi
  • Police car
  • Bus
  • Ambulance
  • Skateboard
  • Baby carriage (US)/ Pram (UK)
  • Bicycle
  • Mountain bike
  • Scooter
  • Motorcycle
  • Fire engine
  • Crane
  • Forklift
  • Tractor
  • Recycling truck
  • Cement mixer
  • Dump truck
  • Subway
  • Aerial tramway
  • Helicopter
  • Airplane
  • Balloon
  • Tram (UK)/ Streetcar (US)
  • Carriage
  • Rowboat
  • Boat
  • Train

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Transportation and Vehicles Vocabulary

Types of Ships and Boats

Learn ship names and boat names in English.

  • Battleship
  • Destroyer
  • Ferry
  • Schooner
  • Ship
  • Barge
  • Boat
  • Catamaran
  • Canoe
  • Yacht
  • Gondola
  • Hovercraft
  • Sailboat
  • Trawler
  • Submarine

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Types of Ships and Boats | Image

Types of Trucks

Truck names in English. 

  • Pickup
  • Tractor
  • Tow truck
  • Fire engine
  • Van
  • Cement mixer
  • Tanker
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Forklift
  • Car transporter

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Types of Trucks Vocabulary | Image

Car Parts Vocabulary

Learn different parts of a car in English. 

  • Headlight
  • Mirror
  • Window
  • Trunk (US)/ Boot (UK)
  • Brake light
  • Tire (US)/ Tyre (UK)
  • Door
  • Hubcap
  • Gas tank (US)/ Petrol tank (UK)
  • Windshield (US)/ windscreen (UK)
  • Hood (US)/ Bonnet (UK)
  • Roof
  • Turn signal/ Blinker
  • Bumper
  • Door handle
  • Rear-view mirror
  • Windshield wiper (US)/ Windscreen wiper (UK)
  • License plate (US)/ Number plate (UK)

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Parts of A Car Vocabulary | Image

Bicycle Parts Vocabulary

Names of bike parts in English. 

  • Handlebar
  • Brake lever
  • Brake cable
  • Seat
  • Rear brake
  • Crossbar
  • Frame
  • Crank
  • Wheel
  • Chain
  • Pedal
  • Chain wheel
  • Front brake
  • Front fork
  • Hub
  • Spoke
  • Rim
  • Tire

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Bicycle Parts Vocabulary | Image

Motorcycle Parts

Parts of a Motorcycle in English

  • Throttle
  • Brake
  • Helmet
  • Pillion (U.K)
  • Taillight
  • Seat
  • Fuel tank
  • Engine
  • Turn signal
  • Headlight
  • Mudguard
  • Suspension
  • Tire
  • Axle
  • Muffler
  • Oil tank
  • Air filter
  • Brake pedal

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Parts of a Motorcycle Vocabulary | Image

Aircraft Parts Vocabulary

Names of parts of an aircraft in English

  • Nose
  • Flight deck
  • Fuselage
  • Cabin
  • Fin
  • Tail
  • Tailplane
  • Hold
  • Wing
  • Jet engine
  • Undercarriage

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Parts of an Aircraft Vocabulary | Image

Road Signs (in the U.K) Vocabulary

Names of road signs in the U.K with pictures. 

  • Ahead only
  • Turn left ahead
  • Turn left
  • Minimum speed
  • Maximum speed
  • Stop and yield
  • No waiting
  • No stopping
  • No entry
  • Roundabout
  • No motor vehicles
  • No cycling
  • No left turn
  • No U-turn
  • No overtaking
  • No blowing of horn
  • Two-way traffic ahead
  • Road narrows on both sides
  • Hump
  • Uneven road
  • Slippery road
  • Wild animals
  • Roundabout

Procedures for the Submission of Petitions by North American Producers of Passenger Vehicles or Light Trucks To Use the Alternative Staging Regime for the USMCA Rules of Origin for Automotive Goods

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Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Request for petitions.

For a limited period, a North American producer of passenger vehicles and light trucks (vehicle producer) may request an alternative to the standard staging regime for the rules of origin for automotive goods under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or the Agreement) using the procedures and guidance for submitting petitions in this notice.

To be assured of consideration, a vehicle producer must submit a petition with a draft alternative staging plan no later than July 1, 2020. A vehicle producer must submit a petition with its final alternative staging plan no later than August 31, 2020.

Submit petitions by email to USMCAAutosCommittee@ustr.eop.gov. For alternatives to email submissions, please contact Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459 in advance of the deadline and before submission.

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Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459.

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I. Introduction

A. Background

On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA.

The USMCA includes new rules of origin to claim preferential treatment for Start Printed Page 22239automotive goods, including higher Regional Value Content (RVC) thresholds, mandatory requirements to produce core parts in the region, mandatory steel and aluminum purchasing requirements, and a Labor Value Content (LVC) requirement. The Agreement allows vehicle producers to request an alternative staging regime for these requirements that would permit a longer period of transition to help ensure that future production is able to meet the new rules. The standard staging regime is specified under the Automotive Appendix to Chapter 4 of the USMCA (Automotive Appendix), with the exception of Article 8, which specifies provisions relating to the alternative staging regime. You can find information about the estimated impact of the USMCA rules of origin on investment, production, and employment in the U.S. automotive sector on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) website: https://ustr.gov/​trade-agreements/​free-trade-agreements/​united-states-mexico-canada-agreement/​us-automotive-sector.

B. Overview of the Alternative Staging Regime

The alternative staging regime differs from the standard staging regime by providing additional time and a different phase-in of the new requirements. It provides an alternative to certain rules of origin requirements for passenger vehicles and light trucks, but does not replace any other rules of origin or any provisions of general applicability for these goods to claim preferential treatment under the USMCA.

For instance, under an alternative staging regime, importers of certain passenger vehicles and light trucks will have an additional two years—five years instead of three—to meet the requirements, and the vehicles will have different RVC and LVC thresholds.

To qualify for an alternative staging regime, a vehicle producer must submit


Definition of Vehicles, Vehicle Types, and Routes

Definition of Vehicles, Vehicle Types, and Routes

Filename extension .rou.xml
Type of content Vehicles, Vehicle Types, and Routes
Open format? Yes
SUMO specific? Yes
XML Schema routes_file.xsd

There are various applications
that can be used to define vehicular demand for SUMO. Of course it is
also possible to define the demand file manually or to edit generated
files with a text editor. Before starting, it is important to know that
a vehicle in SUMO consists of three parts:

  • a vehicle type which describes the vehicle’s physical properties,
  • a route the vehicle shall take,
  • and the vehicle itself.

Both routes and vehicle types can be shared by several vehicles. It is
not mandatory to define a vehicle type. If not given, a default type is
used. The driver of a vehicle does not have to be modelled explicitly.
For the simulation of persons which walk around or ride in vehicles, additional definitions are necessary.

Initially, we will define a vehicle with a route owned by him only:

    <vType id="type1" accel="0.8" decel="4.5" sigma="0.5" length="5" maxSpeed="70"/>

    <vehicle id="0" type="type1" depart="0" color="1,0,0">
      <route edges="beg middle end rend"/>


By giving such a route definition to SUMO (or
SUMO-GUI), SUMO will build a
red (color=1,0,0) vehicle of type “type1” named “0” which starts at time
0. The vehicle will drive along the streets “beg”, “middle”, “end”, and
as soon as it has approached the edge “rend” it will be removed from the

This vehicle has its own internal route which is not shared with other
vehicles. It is also possible to define two vehicles using the same
route. In this case the route must be “externalized” – defined before
being referenced by the vehicles. Also, the route must be named by
giving it an id. The vehicles using the route refer it using the
“route”-attribute. The complete change looks like this:

    <vType id="type1" accel="0.8" decel="4.5" sigma="0.5" length="5" maxSpeed="70"/>

    <route id="route0" color="1,1,0" edges="beg middle end rend"/>

    <vehicle id="0" type="type1" route="route0" depart="0" color="1,0,0"/>
    <vehicle id="1" type="type1" route="route0" depart="0" color="0,1,0"/>


A vehicle may be defined using the following attributes:

Attribute Name Value Type Description
id id (string) The name of the vehicle
type id The id of the vehicle type to use for this vehicle.
route id The id of the route the vehicle shall drive along
color color This vehicle’s color
depart float (s) or one of triggered, containerTriggered The time step at which the vehicle shall enter the network; see #depart. Alternatively the vehicle departs once a person enters or a container is loaded
departLane int/string (≥0, “random”, “free”, “allowed”, “best”, “first”) The lane on which the vehicle shall be inserted; see #departLane. default: “first”
departPos float(m)/string (“random”, “free”, “random_free”, “base”, “last”, “stop”) The position at which the vehicle shall enter the net; see #departPos. default: “base”
departSpeed float(m/s)/string (≥0, “random”, “max”, “desired”, “speedLimit”) The speed with which the vehicle shall enter the network; see #departSpeed. default: 0
arrivalLane int/string (≥0,”current”) The lane at which the vehicle shall leave the