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El Monte Busway

The El Monte Busway is a separated high occupancy vehicle lane running from Los Angeles to El Monte, California planned and constructed as a project of the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Groundbreaking for the Busway took place on January 21, 1972. …

EL MONTE BUSWAY

A limited express lane in the center of San Bernandino Freeway, (1-10) for exclusive use by carpools, motorcycles and buses.

ELASTICITY, CROSS

A measure of the change in demand of one good or service (e.g. ridership on transit) with a change in price of another (e.g., price of gasoline). (TRB)

ELASTICITY, INCOME

A measure of the change in demand of a good or service (e.g., ridership on transit) with a change in one’s income. (TRB)

ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED (E&H)

People who may have special needs for services such as transportation. Transportation especially provided for the benefit is called elderly and handicapped (E&H) transportation. Transit operations may include discounted fares (E&H fares) for their benefit. The minimum age for elderly…

ELECTRIC BUS (BATTERY BUS)

A bus that is propelled by electric motors mounted on the vehicle. The power source, usually a battery or a battery pack, is located in the vehicle or on a trailer. (TRB)

ELECTRIC INCLINE RAILWAY (INCLINE)

A railway in which vehicles are carried or conveyed by an electric hoist along inclined tracks. The hoist carries a single car, with or without counterweights, or two cars in balance. The system is used to overcome steep gradients. Also…

ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE

A locomotive in which the propulsion is effected by electric motor mounted on the vehicle. The electric power comes from an external source. (TRB)

ELECTRIC RAIL CAR (CAR, RECTIFIER ELECTRIC MOTOR)

A car powered by current from a conduit along the track. The conduit is usually an overhead wire or third rail. (TRB)