Acronyms

Commonly Used Terms in Transportation and Other Planning Areas

AADTAnnual Average Daily Traffic
AARPAmerican Association of Retired Persons
AASHTOAmerican Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADTAverage Daily Traffic
ADUAccessory Dwelling Unit
AICPAmerican Institute of Certified Planners
APAAmerican Planning Association
APA- NJAmerican Planning Association - New Jersey Chapter
APA-PAAmerican Planning Association - Pennsylvania Chapter
APTAAmerican Public Transit Association
AQPAir Quality Partnership
ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act
AVLAutomatic Vehicle Location Systems
B/CBenefit-Cost Ratio
BACBlood Alcohol Content
BCPCBucks County Planning Commission
BIDBusiness Improvement District
BMPBest Management Practice
BMSBridge Management System
BOMOBureau of Maintenance and Operations (PennDOT)
BRTBus Rapid Transit
CAAAClean Air Act Amendments
CAITCenter for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (Rutgers University)
CBDCentral Business District
CBDGCommunity Development Block Grant
CCPCChester County Planning Commission
CCSAPCongestion Crash Site Analysis Program
CCTVClosed Circuit Television Cameras
CDConcept Development (NJ TIP Process)
CECategorical Exclusion (Environmental Clearance)
CEDSComprehensive Economic Development Strategy
CHSTPCoordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
CI2Community Investment Index
CJTFCentral Jersey Transportation Forum
CMAQCongestion Mitigation and Air Quality (Federal Funding)
CMPCongestion Mitigation Process
CMSCongestion Management System
CMSAConsolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area
CNUCongress for New Urbanism
COCarbon Monoxide
CO2Carbon Dioxide
COADCouncil on Addictive Disease (Chester County)
CPCCapital Program Committee (NJ DOT)
CPIConsumer Price Index
CPSPCapital Program Screening Committee (NJDOT)
CPSTChild Passenger Safety Technician
CRGISCultural Resources Graphic Information System (PA)
CSHSIPComprehensive Strategic Highway Safety Improvement Plan
CSSContext Sensitive Solutions
CTDSEPTA City Transit Division
CVOCommercial Vehicle Operations
CYCalendar Year
CZMCoastal Zone Management
DCPDDelaware County Planning Department
DelDOTDelaware Department of Transportation
DELEPDelaware Estuary Program
DMSDynamic Message Sign
DODDegrees of Disadvantage (Environmental Justice)
DRBCDelaware River Basin Commission
DRCCDelaware River City Corporation
DRJTBCDelaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
DRPADelaware River Port Authority
DRWCDelaware River Waterfront Corporation
DUDwelling Unit
DUIDriving under the Influence (of alcohol or drugs)
DVGBCDelaware Valley Green Building Council
DVGMTFDelaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force (of DVRPC)
DVHOGSDelaware Valley Highway Operations Group (of DVRPC)
DVRPCDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
DVSGADelaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance
DWIDriving While Intoxicated (alternate terminology for DUI)
EAEnvironmental Assessment
EGGSEfficent Growth for Growing Suburbs (of DVRPC)
EISEnvironmental Impact Study
EJEnvironmental Justice
EMSEmergency Medical Services
EMTEmergency Medical Techician
EMZEmergency Planning Zone
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
ERHEmergency Ride Home
ERIEnvironmental Resource Inventory
ESPEmergency Service Patrol(s)
EVElectric Vehicle
FAAFederal Aviation Administration
FARSFatality Analysis Reporting System
FBCForm Based Code
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
FFYFederal Fiscal Year (October 1 to September 30)
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
FONSIFinding of No Significant Impact (Environmental Clearance)
FRAFederal Railroad Administration
FTAFederal Transit Administration
FYFiscal Year (July 1 to June 30)
GAGeneral Aviation
GHGGreenhouse Gasses (Air Quality)
GISGeographic Information System
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GRHGuaranteed Ride Home
HAZMATHazardous Material
HCMHighway Capacity Manual
HFCSHighway Functional Classification System
HHWHousehold Hazardous Waste
HOTHigh Occupancy Toll Lane
HOVHigh-Occupancy Vehicle
HPMSHighway Performance Monitoring System
HSIPHighway Safety Improvement Program (of DVRPC)
ICGInteragency Consultation Group (Air Quality)
ICMIntegrated Corridor Management
IDRCIntoxicated Driver Resource Center
IIPIntersection Improvement Program
IMIncident Management
IMPInterstate Management Program
IMSIntermodal Management System
IREGInformation Resources Exchange Group
ISTEAIntermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (1991 Federal Funding)
ITInformation Technology
ITEInstitute of Transportation Engineers
ITSIntelligent Transportation System
IVHSIntelligent Vehicle Highway System
JARCJob Access Reverse Commute
LEDLight-emitting Diode
LEEDLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LOSLevel of Service
LPALocally Preferred Alternative
LPNLinking Planning and NEPA
LRPLong Range Plan
LRTLight Rail Transit
LRTPLong Range Transportation Plan
LTAPLocal Technical Assistance Program
LUHCLand Use and Housing Committee (of DVRPC)
LUPTAPLand Use Planning and Technical Assistance Program
LUTEDLand Use, Transportation, and Economic Development Forum (of DVRPC)
MADDMothers Against Drunk Driving
MAGTUGMid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group
MAPMobility Alternatives Program
MAP 21Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (Federal Transportation Funding)
MCFMobility and Community Forum
MCPCMontgomery County Planning Commission
MDDOTMaryland Department of Transportation
MITMunicipal Implementation Tool (of DVRPC)
MMTCO2EMillion Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (Air Quality)
MOSMayor's Office of Sustainability (Philadelphia)
MOTUMayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities (Philadelphia)
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MPHMiles Per Hour
MPOMetropolitan Planning Organization
MSAMetropolitan Statistical Area
MTCO2EMetric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (Air Quality)
MUTCDManual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NAAQSNational Ambient Air Quality Standards
NARCNational Association of Regional Councils
NCHRPNational Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEPANational Environmental Policy Act
NGVNatural Gas Vehicle
NHPPNational Highway Performance Program (MAP-21 Federal Funding Program)
NHSNational Highway System (Highway Funding)
NHTSANational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NJ DCANew Jersey Department of Community Affairs
NJ OPANew Jersey Office for Planning Advocacy
NJDEPNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJDHTSNew Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety
NJDOTNew Jersey Department of Transportation
NJGFNew Jersey Geospatial Forum
NJGINNew Jersey Geographic Information Network
NJOGISNew Jersey Office of Geographic Information Systems
NJOPANew Jersey Office for Planning Advocacy
NJOSP (now OSG)New Jersey Office of State Planning
NJS&DNew Jersey Study & Development (TIP Process)
NJTNew Jersey Transit
NJTPANorth Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (MPO for Northern New Jersey)
NJTRONew Jersey Transit Rail Operations
NLTNatrual Lands Trust
NORCNaturally Occurring Retirement Community
NOXOxides of Nitrogen (Air Quality)
NPSNational Park Service
NPTNew Payment Technologies (SEPTA)
O3Ozone
P3Public Private Partnership (also called "3P")
PA DCEDPennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
PADCNRPennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
PADEPPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PADOTPennsylvania Department of Transportation (always uses "PennDOT")
PAMAGICPennsylvania Mapping and Geographic Information Consortium
PARTPottstown Area Rapid Transit
PASDAPennsylvania Spatial Data Access
PATCOPort Authority Transit Corporation
PCPCPhiladelphia City Planning Commission
PCTIPennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative
PEPreliminary Engineering
PEProfessional Engineer
PEACPlanning at the Edge Advisory Committee (of DVRPC)
PECPennsylvania Environmental Council
PELEconomy League of Greater Philadelphia
PEMAPennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
PENNDOTPennsylvania Department of Transportation (always uses "PennDOT")
PHLPhiladelphia International Airport
PIDCPhiladelphia Industrial Development Corporation
PM 2.5Particulate Matter finer than 2.5 micrometers (Air Quality)
PMCProgram Management Committee (PennDOT)
PMSPavement Management System
PMSAPrimary Metropolitan Statistical Area
PNDIPennsylvania Natural Diversity Network
PPProfessional Planner
PPAPennsylvania Planning Association
PPIProducer Price Index
PPPPublic Private Partnership ("P3" or "3P")
PPTFPublic Participation Task Force (of DVRPC)
PRCPennsylvania Resource Council
PRDProgram and Development
PRMPotomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer
PTCPennsylvania Turnpike Commission
PTIPlanning Time Index
PTRPortable Traffic Recorder
PUDPlanned Unit Development
PWPPlanning Work Program
RACRegional Aviation Committee (of DVRPC)
RASPRegional Aviation Systems Plan
RFPRequest for Proposals
RFQRequest for Qualifications
RIMISRegional Intergrated Multimodal Information Sharing Project
RMSRoadway Management System
ROWRight of Way
RPORural Planning Organization
RRDRegional Rail Division (of SEPTA)
RSARoad Safety Audit
RSOARoad Safety and Operations Audit
RSTFRegional Safety Task Force
RTACRegional Transit Advisory Committee (of DVRPC)
RTCRegional Technical Committee (of DVRPC)
S & DStudy and Development
SAFETEA-LUSafe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SANSchuylkill Action Network
SARShare-A-Ride
SASPState Airport System Plan
SCADASupervisory Control and Data Acquisition (transit technology)
SCORPState Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
SDCState Data Centers
SDRPState Development and Redevelopment Plan (New Jersey)
SEPTASoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
SHSPStragtegic Highway Safety Plan
SIDSpecial Improvement District
SIPState Improvement Plan (for air quality)
SITSafety Impact Team
SJTPOSouth Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (MPO for southern New Jersey)
SOGRState of Good Repair
SOVSingle-Occupant Vehicle
SRDCSchuylkill River Development Corporation
SRHPPSupportive Regional Highway Planning Program (pass-through of highway funds to member governments)
SRTSSafe Routes to School
STDSuburban Transit Division (SEPTA)
STIPState Transportation Improvement Program
STPSurface Transportation Program (highway funds)
STPPSurface Transportation Policy Project (Federal Committee to review new starts applications)
STUSTP Funds Allocated to Urban Areas
SWACSolid Waste Advisory Council
TATransportation Alternative
TAPTransportation Alternatives Program
TAQTransportation - Air Quality
TAQPTransportation Air Quality Planning
TAZTraffic Analysis Zone
TCDITransportation Community Development Initiative
TCMTransportation Control Measures
TCSPTransportation Community Systems Preservation
TDMTransportation Demand Management
TDRTransfer of Development Rights
TETransportation Enhancements
TEA-21Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998 Federal Funding)
TFRCTransportation Funding and Reform Commission (of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)
TIFTax-Increment Financing
TIGERTopologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing
TIGERTransportation Investement Generating Economic Recovery
TIMTraffic Incident Management
TIPTransportation Improvement Program
TISTransportation Investment Study
TMATransportation Management Association
TMPTraffic Management Plan
TMSTraffic Monitoring System
TNDTraditional Neighborhood Development
TOCTransit Operations Center
TODTransit Oriented Development
TOMPTransit Operations Master Plan (of DVRPC)
TOTFTransit Operations Task Force (of DVRPC)
TRBTransportation Research Board
TRIDTransit Revitalization Investment District
TROTrip Reduction Ordinance
TSMTrasnportation System Management (ITS)
TSPTransit Support Program (pass-through of transit funds to member governments and operating agencies)
TSPTransit Signal Priority Program (of DVRPC)
TSRCTransportation Safety Resource Center (Rutgers University)
TTFTransportation Trust Fund (State of New Jesey)
TTITravel Time Index
ULIUrban Land Institute
UPWPUnified Planning Work Program (of DVRPC)
URISAUrban and Regional Information Systems Association
USDOTUnited States Department of Transportation
USEDAUnited States Economic Development Administration
USEPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
USGBCUnited States Green Building Council
USGSUnited States Geological Survey
UTL/UTILUtility
UWAGUrban Waterfront Action Group
V/CVolume to Capacity Ratio
VMSVariable Message Sign
VMTVehicle Miles Traveled ( by all vehicles in a specific geographic area over a given period of time.)
VOCVolatile Organic Compounds (Air Quality Emissions)
VPPPValue Pricing Pilot Program (tolling, congestions pricing)
VPPVehicle Probe Project
WILMAPCOWilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council
WPFWilliam Penn Foundation
WQMPWater Quality Management Plan
YOEYear of Expenditure
YPCDYield to Pedestrian Channelizing Device
YTDYear-to-date