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Multi County Goods Movement Action Plan

A consensus strategy and implementation plan for Southern California goods movement system developed by Metro, Orange County Transpiration Authority, Riverside County Transportation Authority, San Bernardino Associated Governments, Ventura County Transportation Commission, Caltrans Districts 7, 8, 11 and 12, San Diego…

MULTIMODAL

Public transportation system which employs a combination of highway, bus, rail, High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV), bikeway, pedestrian land uses, and demand management systems. See also Intermodal.

MULTIMODAL PLANNING DEPARTMENT (MMP)

The Multimodal Planning Department plans, develops and implements projects that strengthen the transportation system as well as integrates innovative congestion management and land use programs.

MULTIPLE UNIT

The devices used to connect the controls of several locomotives so they can be controlled from one cab. Almost all road locomotives are so equipped.

MULTIPLE-CHOICE MODEL

A model that relaxes the assumption of only two possible choices and allows any number of possible choices within a given level of travel choice, such as mode, route, or time period, or among any of all of these trip…

MULTIPLE-UNIT CAR

A powered rail car arranged either for independent operation or for simultaneous operation with other similar cars, when connected to form a train of such cars. It may be designed as DMU (diesel multiple-unit) or EMU (electric multiple-unit), depending on…

MULTIPLE-UNIT CONTROL SYSTEM

A system that controls the operation of two or more rail motor cars in a train through the simultaneous control of the train by one operator. (TRB)

MULTIPLE-USE AREA

A transportation right-of-way used for other purposes in addition to transportation, for example, as a park. See also Joint-Use Corridor. (TRB)

MUNICIPAL OPERATOR

A city or county (including any non-profit corporation or other legal entity wholly-owned or controlled by the city or county) which operates a public transportation system, or which on July 1, 1972, financially supported in whole or in part a…