Appendix B - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms

Appendix B - Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms

A

 

AAR:

Association of American Railroads

ADA:

Americans with Disabilities Act

APTA:

American Public Transportation Association

ATPI:

Air Travel Price Index

ARRA:

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

AASHTO:

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials


B

 

BEA:

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BLS:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BTS:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Btu:

British thermal unit


C

 

CAFE:

Corporate Average Fuel Economy

CBP:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CFS:

Commodity Flow Survey

CO:

carbon monoxide

CO2:

carbon dioxide

CPI:

Consumer Price Index


D

 

DHS:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DOC:

U.S. Department of Commerce

DOE:

U.S. Department of Energy

DOL:

U.S. Department of Labor

DOT:

U.S. Department of Transportation

dwt:

deadweight tons


E

 

EIA:

Energy Information Administration

EPA:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


F

 

FAA:

Federal Aviation Administration

FAF:

Freight Analysis Framework

FHWA:

Federal Highway Administration

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FRA:

Federal Railroad Administration

FTA:

Federal Transit Administration

FY:

fiscal year


G

 

GDP:

Gross Domestic Product

GHG:

greenhouse gas

GIS:

geographic information systems

GVWR:

gross vehicle weight rating


H

 

HMCRP:

Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

HMIS:

Hazardous Materials Information System


K

 

KTI:

Key Transportation Indicators


M

 

MARAD:

Maritime Administration

MISLE:

Marine Information and Safety Law Enforcement

mmtc:

million metric tons of carbon

mpg:

miles per gallon

mph:

miles per hour

MSA:

metropolitan statistical area


N

 

NAICS:

North American Industry Classification System

NCFO:

National Census of Ferry Operators

NCFRP:

National Cooperative Freight Research Program

NCHRP:

National Cooperative Highway Research Program

NEI:

National Emissions Inventory

NEISS:

National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

NHTS:

National Household Travel Survey

NHTSA:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NOS:

Not Otherwise Specified

NOX:

nitrogen oxides

NPIAS:

National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems

NTAD:

National Transportation Atlas Database

NTD:

National Transit Database

NTS:

National Transportation Statistics report

NTSB:

National Transportation Safety Board

NATS-OD:

North American Transportation Statistics Online Database


O

 

O&D:

origin and destination

OMB:

Office of Management and Budget

OOS:

out of service

OPEC:

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries


P

 

PM-2.5:

particulate matter of 2.5 microns in diameter or smaller

PM-10:

particulate matter of 10 microns in diameter or smaller

pmt:

passenger-miles of travel


Q

 

quads:

quadrillions


R

 

RITA:

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

rpm:

revenue passenger-mile


S

 

SAFETEA-LU:

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity ActA Legacy for Users

SCTG:

Standard Classification of Transported Goods

SE:

standard error

SIC:

Standard Industrial Classification

STOL:

short take-off and landing

SUV:

sport utility vehicle


T

 

TEU:

20-foot equivalent unit

TgCO2Eq:

teragrams of carbon dioxide equivalent

TSAR:

Transportation Statistics Annual Report

TRB:

Transportation Research Board

TSI:

Transportation Services Index

TTI:

Texas Transportation Institute

TTI:

Travel Time Index


U

 

USACE:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USCG:

U.S. Coast Guard

USDA:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDHS:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

USDOC:

U.S. Department of Commerce

USDOL:

U.S. Department of Labor

USDOT:

U.S. Department of Transportation

USPS:

U.S. Postal Service


V

 

VIUS:

Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey

vmt:

vehicle-miles of travel

VOC:

volatile organic compounds