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IMAGE PROCESSING

The process of electronically inputting source documents by taking an image of the document, eliminating the need for key entry.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

As a response to the Los Angeles Civil Disturbance of 1994, the MTA provides $2.5 million to the First African Methodist Episcopal church (FAME) and $2.5 million to the International Institute of Los Angeles to distribute taxi vouchers and bus…

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR

Designated rail supervisor and management personnel.

IMPACT ANALYSIS

(Also called impact evaluation.) In transportation planning, that part of the process in which there is an evaluation of the effects of an existing or proposed transportation project on social, economic, and environmental factors or variable, for example, on air…

IMPEDANCE BOND

An iron core coil of low resistance and relatively high reactance, used to provide a continuous path for the return propulsion current around insulated joints and to confine the alternating current signaling energy to its own track circuit. (NTSC)

IMPEDANCE MATRIX

In planning, any array of zone-to-zone trip impedances, such as travel times and travel costs. (TRB)

IMPROPER INFLUENCE

Any influence that induces or tends to induce an MTA employee or officer to give consideration or to act regarding an MTA contract on any basis other than the merits of the matter.

IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Improvement Program.

IMPROVEMENTS, LOW-CAPITAL TRANSPORTATION

Low-Capital Transportation Improvements.