Transportation Acronyms

AAR - Association of American Railroads

AASHTO - American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

ADT- Average Daily Traffic

APA - American Planning Association

APR - Advanced Planning Report

ARR - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ATSSA - American Traffic Safety Services Association

CMAQ - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

DMS - Dynamic Message Signs

EA - Environmental Assessment

EIS - Environmental Impact Statement

EPD - Expedited Project Delivery

FAA - Federal Aviation Administration

FBO - fixed base operator

FHWA - Federal Highway Administration

FONSI - Finding Of No Significant Impact

FRA - Federal Railroad Administration

FSR - Final Scoping Report

FTA - Federal Transit Administration

GHSO - Governor’s Highway Safety Office (see Tennessee Highway Safety Office)

HES - Hazard Elimination Safety

HOV - High Occupancy Vehicle

ITE - Institute of Transportation Engineers

ITS - Intelligent Transportation System

LIC - Local Interstate Connector

LM - log mile

LTAP - Local Transportation Assistance Program

MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

MPO - Metropolitan Planning Organization

MUTCD - Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

NASAO - National Association of State Aviation Officials

NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act

NHI - National Highway Institute

NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board

OCT - Office of Community Transportation

PE - Preliminary Engineering

PM - Project Manager

PMS - Pavement Management System

PPRM - Program, Project & Resource Management System

PS&E - Plans, Specifications, and Estimates

RAC - Record-A-Comment

RFP - Request for proposal

RPO - Rural Planning Organizations

RR - Railroad

RTA - Regional Transportation Authority

SASHTO - Southern Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

SHPO - State Historic Preservation Office

SHRP - Strategic Highway Research Program

SIA - State Industrial Access

STIP - Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

STP - Surface Transportation Program

TDEC - Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

TIP - Transportation Improvement Plan

TMC - Transportation Management Center

TRB - Transportation Research Board

TRIMS - Tennessee Roadway Information Management System

TSIS - TDOT SmartWay Information System

TTAP - Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program

VMT - Vehicle Miles of Travel