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ART FOR RAIL TRANSIT

Art for Rapid Transit (Previously Art for Rail Transit.) One half percent of local (Proposition A) rail funds are allocated to the art projects commissioned by Los Angeles Couunty Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and administered by the Metro Art Department.

ART FOR RAPID TRANSIT

One half percent of local (Proposition A) rail funds are allocated to the art projects commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and administered by the Metro Art Department. See Also: A-R-T; Art for Rail Transit

ARTERIAL SERVICE

Generally major (long or heavily patronized) transit routes that operate on principal or major surface arterial streets. (TRB) _x000D_

ARTERIAL STREET OR HIGHWAY

A major thoroughfare, used primarily for through traffic rather than for access to abutting land, that is characterized by high-vehicular capacity and continuity of movement; type of street, either divided or undivided, that has the main function of carrying non-local…

ARTICULATED BUS

Extra long (54 ft. to 60 ft.) buses with two connected passenger compartments. The rear body section is connected to the main body by a joint mechanism that allows the vehicle to bend when in operation for sharp turns and…

ARTICULATED RAIL VEHICLE (ARTICULATED CAR)

1. An extra-long rail vehicle with two or more bodies connected by joint mechanisms that allow bending in curves yet provide a continuous interior. Typically, the vehicle is 56-100 ft (17-33 m) long. It is very common on light rail…

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Advanced computer systems that can simulate human capabilities such as analysis based on a predetermined set of rules.

ARTIST

A professional who has devoted his/her life to creative endeavors as a means to communicate; usually refers to the visual art.

ARTIST SELECTION PANEL

A small group of people convened for the purpose of reviewing artists’ qualifications and establishing a short list, and the second to review proposals or interview and make a selection. Artists are selected through both Request for Proposal (RFP) and…

ARTIST SLIDE REGISTRY

Slide and biographical materials files kept on artists.