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At-Grade Intersection Improvement MD Route 97 Georgia Avenue at Randolph Road

Appendix A: Glossary of Frequently Used Acronyms

ACRONYMFULL NAME
AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ABAggregate Base
ACCAcid Copper Chromate
ACTTAccelerated Construction Technology Transfer
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADTAverage Daily Traffic
AEPAmerican Electric Power
AGCAssociated General Contractors of America
ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ASRAlkali-Silica Reaction
ATBAsphalt-Treated Base
ATCsAlternative Technical Concepts
ATMSAdvanced Traffic Management System
BANsBond Anticipation Notes
BIMRSBridge Incident Management and Response System
BMPsBest Management Practices
CADComputer-Aided Design
CBCitizen Band
CCTVClosed Circuit Television
C-DCollector-Distributor
CDCCommunity Development Center
CECategorical Exclusion
CIPCast-in-Place
CM at RiskConstruction Manager at Risk
CMAQCongestion Mitigation and Air Quality
CMPCongestion Mitigation Plan
CPIConsumer Price Index
CPMCritical Path Method
CRC/CRCPContinuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
CSOCombined Sewer Overflow
CSSContext Sensitive Solutions
CTBCement-Treated Base
D-BDesign-Build
D-B-BDesign-Bid-Build
DBEDisadvantaged Business Enterprise
DDOTDetroit Department of Transportation
DEISDraft Environmental Impact Statement
DIBCDetroit International Bridge Company
DIEDetroit Industrial Expressway
DMSDynamic Message Sign
DOTDepartment of Transportation
DRBDispute Review Board
EAEnvironmental Assessment
EJEnvironmental Justice
EMSEmergency Management System
EPSExpanded Polystyrene
ESAEndangered Species Act
FAAFederal Aviation Administration
FCCFederal Communications Commission
FEISFinal Environmental Impact Statement
FFYFederal Fiscal Year
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
FMSFreeway Management System
FONSIFinding of No Significant Impacts
FRPFiber Reinforced Polymer
GARVEEGrant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle
GISGeographic Information System
GISIGOSOGet In, Stay In, Get Out, Stay Out
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GRSGeosynthetic Reinforced Soil
HARHighway Advisory Radio
HfLHighways for LIFE
HMAHot Mix Asphalt
HOTHigh Occupancy Toll
HOVHigh Occupancy Vehicle
HPCHigh-Performance Concrete
HPSHigh-Performance Steel
ICCInteragency Coordination Committee
IMIncident Management
IMTFIncident Management Task Force
IT/ITSIntelligent Transportation/Intelligent Transportation Systems
JPCPJointed Plain Concrete Pavement
LOSLevel of Service
MDOTMichigan Department of Transportation
MISMajor Investment Study
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOTMaintenance of Traffic
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MPHMiles per Hour
MPOMetropolitan Planning Organization
MSEMechanically Stabilized Earth
NCHRPNational Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEPANational Environmental Policy Act
NHINational Highway Institute
NPDESNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NSNorfolk Southern
PABPrivate Activity Bond
PCCPortland Cement Concrete
PCMSPortable Changeable Message Signs
PIOPublic Information Officer
PMTProject Management Team
PPPPublic-Private Partnerships
PRPublic Relations
PS&EPlan Specification & Estimate
PSIPounds per Square Inch
QA/QCQuality Assurance/Quality Control
RAPReclaimed Asphalt Pavements
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFQRequest for Qualifications
RIBRail Infrastructure Bank
RODRecord of Decision
ROWRight-of-Way
RPMsRaised Pavement Markers/Markings
RSCHRepeated Shear at Constant Height
RSSReinforced Soil Slopes
RTARegional Transit Authority
RWISRoadway Weather Information System
SAFETEA-LUSafe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SCCSelf-Consolidated Concrete
SEPSpecial Experimental Project
SHState Highway
SIB State Infrastructure Bank
SIPState Implementation Plan
SIP FormsStay-in-place Forms
SMAStone Matrix Asphalt
SMARTSuburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation
SPMTsSelf-Propelled Modular Transporters
SUESubsurface Utility Engineering
TDMTraffic Demand Management
TIFTax Incremental Financing
TIFIATransportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
TIGTechnology Implementation Group
TMCTraffic Management Center
TMPTraffic Management Plan
TRACTransportation Review Advisory Committee
TRBTransportation Research Board
TS&LType, Size & Location
TSATransportation Security Administration
TSMTransportation System Management
TSPThrift Savings Plan
VEValue Engineering
VMSVariable Message Sign
VPDVehicles per Day
VPPPValue Pricing Pilot Program
WiFiWireless Fidelity
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