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LOAD FACTOR (UTILIZATION COEFFICIENT)

The ratio of passengers actually carried versus the total passenger capacity of a vehicle.

LOAD SHEDDING

Reducing the amount of conventional transit service at peak hours by encouraging the use of paratransit operations to carry some of the peak-period passengers. (TRB)

LOADING ISLAND

1. A pedestrian refuge within the right-of-way and traffic lanes of a highway or street. It is provided at designated transit stops for the protection of passengers from traffic while they wait for a board or alight from transit vehicles…

LOCAL ACCESS STREET

A street that provides access for pedestrians and vehicles to properties that front on it but is not intended for through traffic (TRB).

LOCAL AREA NETWORK

A network of computers that serves several users within a specified geographical area. A personal computer in the network does its own processing and manages some of its data. Shared data is stored in a file server which acts as…

LOCAL BUS

Bus that stops at every bus stop along a route where customers board or alight.

LOCAL CONTROL PANEL (LCP)

Wayside train control equipment having interlocking controls located in station train control and communications rooms.

LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORT (LIR)

A report jurisdictions must submit to MTA to remain in conformance with Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program (CMP) requirements. This report is submitted on an annual basis, and contains a resolution of conformance, new development activity reporting, selected mitigation…

LOCAL RETURNS

Money (portions of Propositions A & C) that is returned to local jurisdictions for transit purposes; money that is to be spent on local projects by the local agency.