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Acronyms

Commonly Used Terms in Transportation and Other Planning Areas

AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic
AARP American Association of Retired Persons
AASHTO American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADT Average Daily Traffic
ADU Accessory Dwelling Unit
AICP American Institute of Certified Planners
APA American Planning Association
APA- NJ American Planning Association - New Jersey Chapter
APA-PA American Planning Association - Pennsylvania Chapter
APTA American Public Transit Association
AQP Air Quality Partnership
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
AVL Automatic Vehicle Location Systems
B/C Benefit-Cost Ratio
BAC Blood Alcohol Content
BCPC Bucks County Planning Commission
BID Business Improvement District
BMP Best Management Practice
BMS Bridge Management System
BOMO Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (PennDOT)
BRT Bus Rapid Transit
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CAIT Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (Rutgers University)
CBD Central Business District
CBDG Community Development Block Grant
CCPC Chester County Planning Commission
CCSAP Congestion Crash Site Analysis Program
CCTV Closed Circuit Television Cameras
CD Concept Development (NJ TIP Process)
CE Categorical Exclusion (Environmental Clearance)
CEDS Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
CHSTP Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
CI2 Community Investment Index
CJTF Central Jersey Transportation Forum
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Federal Funding)
CMP Congestion Mitigation Process
CMS Congestion Management System
CMSA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area
CNU Congress for New Urbanism
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COAD Council on Addictive Disease (Chester County)
CPC Capital Program Committee (NJ DOT)
CPI Consumer Price Index
CPSP Capital Program Screening Committee (NJDOT)
CPST Child Passenger Safety Technician
CRGIS Cultural Resources Graphic Information System (PA)
CSHSIP Comprehensive Strategic Highway Safety Improvement Plan
CSS Context Sensitive Solutions
CTD SEPTA City Transit Division
CVO Commercial Vehicle Operations
CY Calendar Year
CZM Coastal Zone Management
DCPD Delaware County Planning Department
DelDOT Delaware Department of Transportation
DELEP Delaware Estuary Program
DMS Dynamic Message Sign
DOD Degrees of Disadvantage (Environmental Justice)
DRBC Delaware River Basin Commission
DRCC Delaware River City Corporation
DRJTBC Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
DRPA Delaware River Port Authority
DRWC Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
DU Dwelling Unit
DUI Driving under the Influence (of alcohol or drugs)
DVGBC Delaware Valley Green Building Council
DVGMTF Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force (of DVRPC)
DVHOGS Delaware Valley Highway Operations Group (of DVRPC)
DVRPC Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
DVSGA Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance
DWI Driving While Intoxicated (alternate terminology for DUI)
EA Environmental Assessment
EGGS Efficent Growth for Growing Suburbs (of DVRPC)
EIS Environmental Impact Study
EJ Environmental Justice
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMT Emergency Medical Techician
EMZ Emergency Planning Zone
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERH Emergency Ride Home
ERI Environmental Resource Inventory
ESP Emergency Service Patrol(s)
EV Electric Vehicle
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FBC Form Based Code
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFY Federal Fiscal Year (October 1 to September 30)
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact (Environmental Clearance)
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FY Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30)
GA General Aviation
GHG Greenhouse Gasses (Air Quality)
GIS Geographic Information System
GPS Global Positioning System
GRH Guaranteed Ride Home
HAZMAT Hazardous Material
HCM Highway Capacity Manual
HFCS Highway Functional Classification System
HHW Household Hazardous Waste
HOT High Occupancy Toll Lane
HOV High-Occupancy Vehicle
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program (of DVRPC)
ICG Interagency Consultation Group (Air Quality)
ICM Integrated Corridor Management
IDRC Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
IIP Intersection Improvement Program
IM Incident Management
IMP Interstate Management Program
IMS Intermodal Management System
IREG Information Resources Exchange Group
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (1991 Federal Funding)
IT Information Technology
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers
ITS Intelligent Transportation System
IVHS Intelligent Vehicle Highway System
JARC Job Access Reverse Commute
LED Light-emitting Diode
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LOS Level of Service
LPA Locally Preferred Alternative
LPN Linking Planning and NEPA
LRP Long Range Plan
LRT Light Rail Transit
LRTP Long Range Transportation Plan
LTAP Local Technical Assistance Program
LUHC Land Use and Housing Committee (of DVRPC)
LUPTAP Land Use Planning and Technical Assistance Program
LUTED Land Use, Transportation, and Economic Development Forum (of DVRPC)
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MAGTUG Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group
MAP Mobility Alternatives Program
MAP 21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (Federal Transportation Funding)
MCF Mobility and Community Forum
MCPC Montgomery County Planning Commission
MDDOT Maryland Department of Transportation
MIT Municipal Implementation Tool (of DVRPC)
MMTCO2E Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (Air Quality)
MOS Mayor's Office of Sustainability (Philadelphia)
MOTU Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (Philadelphia)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPH Miles Per Hour
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
MTCO2E Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (Air Quality)
MUTCD Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NARC National Association of Regional Councils
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NGV Natural Gas Vehicle
NHPP National Highway Performance Program (MAP-21 Federal Funding Program)
NHS National Highway System (Highway Funding)
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NJ DCA New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
NJ OPA New Jersey Office for Planning Advocacy
NJDEP New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJDHTS New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
NJDOT New Jersey Department of Transportation
NJGF New Jersey Geospatial Forum
NJGIN New Jersey Geographic Information Network
NJOGIS New Jersey Office of Geographic Information Systems
NJOPA New Jersey Office for Planning Advocacy
NJOSP (now OSG) New Jersey Office of State Planning
NJS&D New Jersey Study & Development (TIP Process)
NJT New Jersey Transit
NJTPA North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (MPO for Northern New Jersey)
NJTRO New Jersey Transit Rail Operations
NLT Natrual Lands Trust
NORC Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
NOX Oxides of Nitrogen (Air Quality)
NPS National Park Service
NPT New Payment Technologies (SEPTA)
O3 Ozone
P3 Public Private Partnership (also called "3P")
PA DCED Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
PADCNR Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
PADEP Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PADOT Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (always uses "PennDOT")
PAMAGIC Pennsylvania Mapping and Geographic Information Consortium
PART Pottstown Area Rapid Transit
PASDA Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
PATCO Port Authority Transit Corporation
PCPC Philadelphia City Planning Commission
PCTI Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative
PE Preliminary Engineering
PE Professional Engineer
PEAC Planning at the Edge Advisory Committee (of DVRPC)
PEC Pennsylvania Environmental Council
PEL Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
PEMA Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
PENNDOT Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (always uses "PennDOT")
PHL Philadelphia International Airport
PIDC Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
PM 2.5 Particulate Matter finer than 2.5 micrometers (Air Quality)
PMC Program Management Committee (PennDOT)
PMS Pavement Management System
PMSA Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area
PNDI Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Network
PP Professional Planner
PPA Pennsylvania Planning Association
PPI Producer Price Index
PPP Public Private Partnership ("P3" or "3P")
PPTF Public Participation Task Force (of DVRPC)
PRC Pennsylvania Resource Council
PRD Program and Development
PRM Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer
PTC Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
PTI Planning Time Index
PTR Portable Traffic Recorder
PUD Planned Unit Development
PWP Planning Work Program
RAC Regional Aviation Committee (of DVRPC)
RASP Regional Aviation Systems Plan
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Qualifications
RIMIS Regional Intergrated Multimodal Information Sharing Project
RMS Roadway Management System
ROW Right of Way
RPO Rural Planning Organization
RRD Regional Rail Division (of SEPTA)
RSA Road Safety Audit
RSOA Road Safety and Operations Audit
RSTF Regional Safety Task Force
RTAC Regional Transit Advisory Committee (of DVRPC)
RTC Regional Technical Committee (of DVRPC)
S & D Study and Development
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SAN Schuylkill Action Network
SAR Share-A-Ride
SASP State Airport System Plan
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (transit technology)
SCORP State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
SDC State Data Centers
SDRP State Development and Redevelopment Plan (New Jersey)
SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
SHSP Stragtegic Highway Safety Plan
SID Special Improvement District
SIP State Improvement Plan (for air quality)
SIT Safety Impact Team
SJTPO South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (MPO for southern New Jersey)
SOGR State of Good Repair
SOV Single-Occupant Vehicle
SRDC Schuylkill River Development Corporation
SRHPP Supportive Regional Highway Planning Program (pass-through of highway funds to member governments)
SRTS Safe Routes to School
STD Suburban Transit Division (SEPTA)
STIP State Transportation Improvement Program
STP Surface Transportation Program (highway funds)
STPP Surface Transportation Policy Project (Federal Committee to review new starts applications)
STU STP Funds Allocated to Urban Areas
SWAC Solid Waste Advisory Council
TA Transportation Alternative
TAP Transportation Alternatives Program
TAQ Transportation - Air Quality
TAQP Transportation Air Quality Planning
TAZ Traffic Analysis Zone
TCDI Transportation Community Development Initiative
TCM Transportation Control Measures
TCSP Transportation Community Systems Preservation
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TDR Transfer of Development Rights
TE Transportation Enhancements
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998 Federal Funding)
TFRC Transportation Funding and Reform Commission (of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
TIF Tax-Increment Financing
TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing
TIGER Transportation Investement Generating Economic Recovery
TIM Traffic Incident Management
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
TIS Transportation Investment Study
TMA Transportation Management Association
TMP Traffic Management Plan
TMS Traffic Monitoring System
TND Traditional Neighborhood Development
TOC Transit Operations Center
TOD Transit Oriented Development
TOMP Transit Operations Master Plan (of DVRPC)
TOTF Transit Operations Task Force (of DVRPC)
TRB Transportation Research Board
TRID Transit Revitalization Investment District
TRO Trip Reduction Ordinance
TSM Trasnportation System Management (ITS)
TSP Transit Support Program (pass-through of transit funds to member governments and operating agencies)
TSP Transit Signal Priority Program (of DVRPC)
TSRC Transportation Safety Resource Center (Rutgers University)
TTF Transportation Trust Fund (State of New Jesey)
TTI Travel Time Index
ULI Urban Land Institute
UPWP Unified Planning Work Program (of DVRPC)
URISA Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
USDOT United States Department of Transportation
USEDA United States Economic Development Administration
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
USGBC United States Green Building Council
USGS United States Geological Survey
UTL/UTIL Utility
UWAG Urban Waterfront Action Group
V/C Volume to Capacity Ratio
VMS Variable Message Sign
VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled ( by all vehicles in a specific geographic area over a given period of time.)
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds (Air Quality Emissions)
VPPP Value Pricing Pilot Program (tolling, congestions pricing)
VPP Vehicle Probe Project
WILMAPCO Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council
WPF William Penn Foundation
WQMP Water Quality Management Plan
YOE Year of Expenditure
YPCD Yield to Pedestrian Channelizing Device
YTD Year-to-date