Officials in Beijing had heard of some innovative projects in Los Angeles, and invited officials to share their experiences. Now the two cities will collaborate and pool resources to address their shared issues.
"Described in the draft memorandum as a 'cooperative partnership to relieve urban traffic congestion,' the agreement would work both ways. In memorandum speak: The Commission of Transport and Metro will exchange 'achievements in congestion monitoring, analytic research and system construction and borrow each other's experience in work management and systematic construction.'
Simply put, the two agencies will pool research on public transportation, traffic flow, parking regulations and congestion management."