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Appendix A: Glossary of Frequently Used Transportation Acronyms

AASHTO
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACC
Acid Copper Chromate
ACTT
Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer
ADT
Average Daily Traffic
AGC
Associated General Contractors of America
ASCE
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASR
Alkali-Silica Reaction
ATCs
Alternative Technical Concepts
BIMRS
Bridge Incident Management and Response System
BMPs
Best Management Practices
CAD
Computer-Aided Design
CATV
Community Antenna Television
CB
Citizen Band
CCTV
Closed Circuit Television
C-D
Collector-Distributor
CDC
Community Development Center
CE
Categorical Exclusion
CM at Risk
Construction Manager at Risk
CMAQ
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality
CMP
Congestion Mitigation Plan
COA
Control of Access
CPM
Critical Path Method
CRCP
Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
CSO
Combined Sewer Overflow
CSS
Context Sensitive Solutions
D-B
Design-Build
D-B-B
Design-Bid-Build
DEIS
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DMS
Dynamic Message Sign
DOT
Department of Transportation
DRB
Dispute Review Board
EA
Environmental Assessment
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EJ
Environmental Justice
EMS
Emergency Management System
EPS
Expanded Polystyrene
ESA
Endangered Species Act
FAA
Federal Aviation Administration
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FEIS
Final Environmental Impact Statement
FONSI
Finding of No Significant Impacts
FFY
Federal Fiscal Year
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
GARVEE
Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle
GPS
Global Positioning System
GRS
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
HAR
Highway Advisory Radio
HfL
Highways for LIFE
HMA
Hot Mix Asphalt
HOT
High Occupancy Toll
HOV
High Occupancy Vehicle
HPC
High-Performance Concrete
HPS
High-Performance Steel
IM
Incident Management
IMAP
Incident Management Assistance Patrols
IT/ITS
Intelligent Transportation/Intelligent Transportation Systems
LOS
Level of Service
MIS
Major Investment Study
MOA
Memorandum of Agreement
MOT
Maintenance of Traffic
MPH
Miles per Hour
MPO
Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSE
Mechanically Stabilized Earth
NCDOT
North Carolina Department of Transportation
NCHRP
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NHI
National Highway Institute
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NS
Norfolk Southern
PAB
Private Activity Bond
PCC
Portland Cement Concrete
PCMS
Portable Changeable Message Signs
PIO
Public Information Officer
PMT
Project Management Team
PPP
Public-Private Partnerships
PR
Public Relations
PSI
Pounds per Square Inch
PUE
Permanent Utility Easement
QA/QC
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
RAP
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements
RFP
Request for Proposal
RFQ
Request for Qualifications
ROD
Record of Decision
ROW
Right-of-Way
RPMs
Raised Pavement Makers/Markings
RR
Railroad
RSCH
Repeated Shear at Constant Height
RTA
Regional Transit Authority
RWIS
Roadway Weather Information System
SAFETEA-LU
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SCC
Self-Consolidated Concrete
SEP
Special Experimental Project
SIP
State Implementation Plan
SIP Forms
Stay-in-place Forms
SMA
Stone Matrix Asphalt
SPMTs
Self-Propelled Modular Transporters
SUE
Subsurface Utility Engineering
TDM
Traffic Demand Management
TIF
Tax Incremental Financing
TIFIA
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
TIG
Technology Implementation Group
TIP
Transportation Improvement Program
TMC
Traffic Management Center
TMP
Traffic Management Plan
TRAC
Transportation Review Advisory Committee
TRB
Transportation Research Board
TSA
Transportation Security Administration
TSP
Thrift Savings Plan
VE
Value Engineering
VMS
Variable Message Sign
VPPP
Value Pricing Pilot Program
WiFi
Wireless Fidelity

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