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Conditions and Performance

2008 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
Conditions and Performance


AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADT average daily traffic
ATPPL Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands
ATS alternative transportation system
BAC blood alcohol concentration
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BOO Build-Own-Operate
BOR Bureau of Reclamation
BOT Build-Operate-Transfer
BPI Bid Price Index
BPR U.S. Bureau of Public Roads
BRT bus rapid transit
CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CEV capacity-equivalent vehicle
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFS Commodity Flow Survey
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
Combo combination truck
CPI Consumer Price Index
CREATE Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program
CTAA Community Transportation Association of America
DAR Defense Access Road Program
DBFO Design-Build-Finance-Operate
DBOM Design-Build-Operate-Maintain
DFW Dallas/Fort Worth
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DMS dynamic message signs
DoD U.S. Department of Defense
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation
DVMT daily vehicle miles traveled
EFM Electronic Freight Manifest
EIA Energy Information Administration
ERFO Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads
FAF Freight Analysis Framework
FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FH Forest Highways Program
FHWA U.S. Federal Highway Administration
FLH Federal Lands Highway
FLHP Federal Lands Highway Program
FLMA Federal Lands Management Agency
FLREA Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FPM freight performance manifest
FTA U.S. Federal Transit Administration
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FY Fiscal Year
GAN Grant Anticipation Note
GARVEE Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle
GDP gross domestic product
HERS Highway Economic Requirements System
HFCS Highway Functional Classification System
HI health index
HMCRP Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program
HOT high-occupancy toll
HOV high-occupancy vehicle
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HPMS-AP HPMS Analytical Process
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System
HTF Highway Trust Fund
ICM integrated corridor management
IFTWG Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group
IRI IRI International Roughness Index
IRR Indian Reservation Roads
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems
LMHS Land Management Highway System
LNG liquefied natural gas
LPG liquefied petroleum gas
M&O management and operations
MCS maintain current spending
MEI maximum economic investment
MinBCR minimum benefit-cost ratio
MIR Military Installation Roads
MPO metropolitan planning organization
MTA Mass Transit Account
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NBI National Bridge Inventory
NBIAS National Bridge Investment Analysis System
NBIS National Bridge Inspection Standards
NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NFSR National Forest System Roads
NHS National Highway System
NHTS National Household Travel Survey
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NOx nitrogen oxide
NPS National Park Service
NPTS Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey
NTD National Transit Database
PCR Pavement Condition Rating
PL Public Law
PLH Public Lands Highways
PLDR Public Lands Development Roads
PMT passenger miles traveled
POV privately owned vehicle
PPP public-private partnership
PRP Park Roads and Parkways
PSR Present Serviceability Rating
PV passenger vehicle
RFP Request for Proposals
RFQ Request for Quotation
RRP Refuge Roads Program
RTD Regional Transportation District
RVD recreation visitor day
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SDDC Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
SDDCTEA Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency
SEP-15 SEP-15 Special Experimental Project No. 15
SIB State Infrastructure Bank
SQC Synthesis Quantity, and Condition
SR sufficiency rating
SSI Sensitive Security Information
STP Surface Transportation Program
STRAHNET Strategic Highway Network
STSIP Surface Transportation Security Inspection Program
SU single-unit truck
SUV sports utility vehicle
TDM traffic demand management
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TERM Transit Economic Requirements Model
TEU twenty-foot equivalent unit
TIFIA Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act
TMC traffic management center
TOT truck-only toll
TSA Transportation Security Administration
TTC Trans-Texas Corridor
TTI Texas Transportation Institute
TVT Traffic Volume Trends
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USC United States Code
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFS U.S. Forest Service
UZA urbanized area
VII vehicle infrastructure integration
VMS variable message sign
VMT vehicle miles traveled
VRM vehicle revenue mile
V/SF volume to service flow
VSL variable speed limit

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