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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-101
Date: January 2003

FY 2002 Performance Report

Appendix E: List of Abbreviations

The following abbreviations are used within this document. This list is provided for quick reference.

AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACS Adaptive Control Systems
ALERT Police Specialty Vehicle System
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ATIS Advanced Traveler Information System
ATMS Advanced Traffic Management Simulator
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
CAD Computer Aided Design
CD Compact Disk
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CERF Civil Engineering Research Foundation
CFC Combined Federal Campaign
CIP Cast-in-place
CLAIRE Expert decision software for real time traffic management developed in France
COST Concrete Optimization Software Tool
COTR Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
CPTP Concrete Pavement Technology Program
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Program
CRCP Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements
CRREL U.S. Army Cold Region Research and Engineering Laboratory
DAV Dynamic Angle Validation
DDETFP Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
DMS Dynamic Message Sign
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DynaMIT Prototype for the Real-Time Traffic Estimation and Prediction System TrEPS
DynaMIT-P Prototype for the Traffic Estimation and Prediction System for Operations Planning
DYNASMART-P Prototype for the Traffic Estimation and Prediction System for Operations Planning (TrEPS-P)
DYNASMART-X Prototype for the Real-Time Traffic Estimation and Prediction System
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EQ Earthquake
ETG Expert Task Group
EU European Union
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FEHRL European Federation of Highway Research Labs
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FOIL TFHRC Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FRP Fiber-reinforced Polymer
FSHRP Future Strategic Highway Research Program
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FY Fiscal Year
GAO Government Accounting Office
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GRF Grant for Research Fellowships
GRS Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
HAAM Office of Acquisition Management
HA-NDGPS High Accuracy Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System
HERMES HERMES is a bridge inspection trailer unit
HHS Human and Health Services
HID high intensity discharge
HIPERPAVTM High-Performance Paving Software
HITEC Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center
HMA Hot-mix Asphalt
HPC High-Performance Concrete
HPS High-Performance Steel
HRDI Office of Infrastructure R&D
HRDO Office of Operations R&D
HRDS Office of Safety R&D
HRPD Office of Program Development and Evaluation
HRRM Office of Resource Management
HRTS Office of Research and Technology Services
HSIS Highway Safety Information Systems
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
HYRISK Software for inspecting bridges
HYSIM Highway driving simulator
IDEA Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis
IDP Individual Development Plan
IPRF Innovative Pavement Research Foundation
IPWV Integrated Precipitable Water Vapor
ISHDM Interactive Highway Safety Design Model
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems
IVI Intelligent Vehicle Initiative
IVIS In-Vehicle Information System
JCP Jointed Concrete Pavements
JPCP Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement
K-12 Kindergarten through Senior High School
KGM Turkish Highway Agency
Labs Laboratories
LADS Learning and Development System
LAST Laboratory Asphalt Stability Test
LC RD&T Leadership Council
LCPC Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées
LED Light Emitting Diode
LEI Leadership Effectiveness Inventory
LTPP Long Term Pavement Performance
MARAD Maritime Administration
MIHE Minority Institutes of Higher Education
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MS Microsoft
MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBI National Bridge Inventory
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program
NDGPS Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System
NGSIM Next Generation Simulation Modeling
NHI National Highway Institute
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NSF National Science Foundation
NSTI National Summer Transportation Institutes
NTIA National Telecommunications and Information Administration
NTPEP National Transportation Product Evaluation Program
OECD/RTR Organization of Economic Cooperation and Developments Road and Transport Research Program
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ORES Office of Real Estate Services
OST Office of the Secretary of Transportation
PAT Particle Additive Test
PBCAT Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool
PCC Portland Cement Concrete
PCCP Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
PDG Pavement Design Guide
PIARC World Road Association
QuickZone Work Zone Delay Estimation Software
R&D Research and Development
R&T Research and Technology
RABA Revenue Aligned Budget Authority
RD&T Research, Development, and Technology
RMRC Recycled Materials Resource Center
Roadmaps Multiyear Plans
RRPM Raised Retroreflective Pavement Marker
RSPA Research Special Programs Administration
RTCC Transportation Research Board's Research and Technology Coordinating Committee
SAIC Science Applications International Corporation
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SHRP Strategic Highway Research Program
SP&R State planning and research
STECRP Surface Transportation-Environment Cooperative Research Program
STIPDG Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
Superpave® Superior Pavement System
SUPPS Shared Unit Performance Plan System
SWAT Strategic Work Zone Analysis Tools
T2 Technology Transfer
TBD To Be Determined
TCT Technical Career Track
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TFAP Technology Facilitation Action Plan
TFHRC Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
TIN Technology Innovation Network
TMC Transportation Management Center
TRB Transportation Research Board
TReL Traffic Research Laboratory
TrEPS Traffic Estimation and Prediction System
TrEPS-P Traffic Estimation and Prediction System for Operations Planning
TRIS Transportation Research Information Service
TSIS Traffic Software Integrated System
TWG Technical Working Group
U&GP Universities and Grants Program
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UHPC Ultra-high performance concrete
USCG United States Coast Guard
USLIMITS Preliminary Expert System for Speed Zoning
UTC University Transportation Center
UTCP University Transportation Centers Program
VHS Very High Speed
Web-NBI Web-based National Bridge Inventory system
WIM Weigh-in-motion
WRC Western Resource Center

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