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INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Data oriented development techniques that work on the premise that data is at the center of information processing and that certain data relationships are significant to a business and must be represented in the data structure of its systems.

Information Exchange Network

Los Angeles County Information Exchange Network. Allows the collection and distribution of arterial street-level operational and planning data to facilitate signal coordination between and through jurisdictions.

Information Processing Facility

Any system, service, or infrastructure, or any physical location that houses these things.

INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

An obsolete buzz word. Refers to the Clinton/Gore administration plan to deregulate communication services allowing for the integration of all aspects of the Internet, related information and multimedia material.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Formerly known as MIS, ITS provides the computer services function at the MTA.

INFRASTRUCTURE

In transit systems, infrastructure is the fixed components of the transit system, such as rights-of-way, tracks, signal equipment, stations, park-and-ride lots, bus stops, and maintenance facilities. In transportation planning, infrastructure is the relevant element of the environment in which a…