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Envisioning the Future The BQE Triple Cantilever Project

Appendix A Glossary of Frequently Used Transportation Acronyms

AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACCAcid Copper Chromate
ACTTAccelerated Construction Technology Transfer
AGCAssociated General Contractors of America
AMPMActive Management Payment Method
ASCEAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ASRAlkali-Silica Reaction
BIMRSBridge Incident Management and Response System
BQEBrooklyn-Queens Expressway
CADComputer-Aided Design
CCAChromated Copper Arsenate
CECategorical Exclusion
CM at RiskConstruction Manager at Risk
CPMCritical Path Method
CRCPContinuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
CSSContext Sensitive Solutions
CTAPCommunity Technical Assistance Program
DEISDraft Environmental Impact Statement
DMSDynamic Message Sign
DOTDepartment of Transportation
EAEnvironmental Assessment
EISEnvironmental Impact Statement
EPSExpanded Polystyrene
ERBEast River Bridges
EJEnvironmental Justice
FAAFederal Aviation Administration
FCCFederal Communications Commission
FCOField Change Order
FEISFinal Environmental Impact Statement
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
GARVEEGrant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GRSGeosynthetic Reinforced Soil
HARHighway Advisory Radio
HAZMATHazardous Materials
HMAHot Mix Asphalt
HOV/HOTHigh Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll
HPCHigh-Performance Concrete
HPSHigh-Performance Steel
IMIncident Management
IT/ITSIntelligent Transportation/Intelligent Transportation Systems
LIMSLaboratory Information Management System
LOSLevel of Service
MISMajor Investment Study
MOTMaintenance of Traffic
MPOMetropolitan Planning Organization
MPTMaintenance and Protection of Traffic
MSEMechanically Stabilized Earth
NEPANational Environmental Policy Act
NHINational Highway Institute
NYCDOTNew York City Department of Transportation
NYSDOTNew York State Department of Transportation
PCCPortland Cement Concrete
PMTProject Management Team
PRPublic Relations
PSAsPublic Service Announcements
QA/QCQuality Assurance/Quality Control
RAPReclaimed Asphalt Pavements
RFIRequest for Information
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFQRequest for Qualifications
RODRecord of Decision
RPMsRaised Pavement Makers/Markings
RSCHRepeated Shear at Constant Height
RWISRoadway Weather Information System
SAFETEA-LUSafe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SCCSelf-Consolidated Concrete
SEPSpecial Experimental Project
SIPState Implementation Plan
SIP FormsStay-in-place Forms
SMAStone Matrix Asphalt
SPDISingle Point Diamond Interchange
SPMTsSelf-Propelled Modular Transporters
SUESubsurface Utility Engineering
TIFTax Incremental Financing
TIGTechnology Implementation Group
TMDLTotal Maximum Daily Loading
TRBTransportation Research Board
TSATransportation Security Administration
TSPThrift Savings Plan
VMSVariable Message Sign
VPDVehicles Per Day

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