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Can L.A. Learn How to Improve Traffic from Beijing?

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Beijing, China--you know, the place that had that 60-mile and 10-day long traffic jam--might be able to teach Los Angeles a few things about traffic, and vice versa. At least that's the plan according to a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority executive who is planning to team up with someone in a similar role in Beijing on a project "that will lead to an exchange of technical expertise and joint research projects," reports the Daily News.

What Beijing wants to know is how to handle congestion from private vehicles, while Los Angeles is eager to figure out how to effectively expand public transit, particularly rail.