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Appendix A Glossary of Frequently Used Transportation Acronyms

ACRONYM
Full Name
AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACC
Acid Copper Chromate
ACTT
Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer
AGC
Associated General Contractors of America
AMPM
Active Management Payment Method
ASCE
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASR
Alkali-Silica Reaction
BIMRS
Bridge Incident Management and Response System
BQE
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
CAD
Computer-Aided Design
CCA
Chromated Copper Arsenate
CE
Categorical Exclusion
CM at Risk
Construction Manager at Risk
CPM
Critical Path Method
CRCP
Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
CSS
Context Sensitive Solutions
CTAP
Community Technical Assistance Program
D-B
Design-Build
D-B-B
Design-Bid-Build
DEIS
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DMS
Dynamic Message Sign
DOT
Department of Transportation
EA
Environmental Assessment
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EPS
Expanded Polystyrene
ERB
East River Bridges
EJ
Environmental Justice
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FCO
Field Change Order
FEIS
Final Environmental Impact Statement
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
GARVEE
Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle
GPS
Global Positioning System
GRS
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
HAR
Highway Advisory Radio
HAZMAT
Hazardous Materials
HMA
Hot Mix Asphalt
HOV/HOT
High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll
HPC
High-Performance Concrete
HPS
High-Performance Steel
IM
Incident Management
IT/ITS
Intelligent Transportation/Intelligent Transportation Systems
LIMS
Laboratory Information Management System
LOS
Level of Service
MIS
Major Investment Study
MOT
Maintenance of Traffic
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
MPT
Maintenance and Protection of Traffic
MSE
Mechanically Stabilized Earth
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NHI
National Highway Institute
NYCDOT
New York City Department of Transportation
NYSDOT
New York State Department of Transportation
PCC
Portland Cement Concrete
PMT
Project Management Team
PR
Public Relations
PSAs
Public Service Announcements
QA/QC
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
RAP
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements
RFI
Request for Information
RFP
Request for Proposal
RFQ
Request for Qualifications
ROD
Record of Decision
ROW
Right-of-Way
RPMs
Raised Pavement Makers/Markings
RSCH
Repeated Shear at Constant Height
RWIS
Roadway Weather Information System
SAFETEA-LU
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SCC
Self-Consolidated Concrete
SEP
Special Experimental Project
SIP
State Implementation Plan
SIP Forms
Stay-in-place Forms
SMA
Stone Matrix Asphalt
SPDI
Single Point Diamond Interchange
SPMTs
Self-Propelled Modular Transporters
SUE
Subsurface Utility Engineering
TIF
Tax Incremental Financing
TIG
Technology Implementation Group
TMDL
Total Maximum Daily Loading
TRB
Transportation Research Board
TSA
Transportation Security Administration
TSP
Thrift Savings Plan
VMS
Variable Message Sign
VPD
Vehicles Per Day

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