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LATE CLEAR GENERAL ORDER

A day’s construction work that concludes later than scheduled.

LATENT TRAVEL DEMAND

A number of trips that would probably be made during a defined period of time by vehicles or passengers along a particular route or corridor under specified conditions, for example, at certain fare or service levels. (TRB)

LATERAL MOTION

In rail operation, motion crosswise of the path of travel that results from the flexibility that must be provided in the track structure to permit its negotiation. It is experienced by all rail car parts except the wheels and axles.…

LATERAL TRANSFER BILL

State law allowing officers to apply for transfer among Transit Police, City Police, and Housing Police; this will be in effect until every officer on the tri-agency list has one opportunity to apply for a transfer.