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Abbreviations and Acronyms

AAA American Automobile Association
AAAFTS AAA Foundation for Traffic
Safety
AASHTO American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ALEDA Advanced Loop Event Data
Analyzer
APCO Association of Public Safety
Communications Officials International (APCO International)
APC automated passenger counting
API application programming
interface
APTA American Public Transportation
Association
ARTBA American Road and
Transportation Builders Association
ASM acoustical signature monitoring
AVL automatic vehicle location
BRT Bus Rapid Transit
CABS Campus Area Bus System
CAIT Center for Advanced
Infrastructure and Transportation Caltrans California DOT
CFIRE National Center for Freight and
Infrastructure Research and Education
CID Controller Interface Device
CIFTS Center for Intermodal Freight
Transportation Studies
CMS Center for Multimodal Solutions
for Congestion Mitigation
CSC Clean Snowmobile Challenge
CSU-UTC Cleveland State University
Transportation Center
CTIS Center for Transportation
Infrastructure and Safety
CTL Campus Transit Lab (OSU)
CTME Center for Transportation and
Materials Engineering
CUTC Council of University
Transportation Centers
DCT Delaware Center for
Transportation
DEER Driving Evaluation, Education,
and Research Center
DOT Department of Transportation
E3 Energy, Environment, and
Education
EMC electromagnetic compatibility
EMS emergency medical services
ESITAC Eastern Seaboard Intermodal
Transportation Applications Center
FDOT Florida Department of
Transportation
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FRP fiber-reinforced polymer
FTA Federal Transit Administration
GHG greenhouse gas
GIFT Geospatial Intermodal Freight
Transportation
GIS geographic information system
GL MTS Great Lakes Maritime
Information Delivery System
GPS global positioning system
GTI/UTC Georgia Transportation
Institute, University Transportation Center
HIG Honda Initiation Grant
HOT high-occupancy toll
HOV high-occupancy vehicle
IDOT Idaho Department of
Transportation
IPCs interpenetrating phase
composites
ISTEA Intermodal Surface
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
ITI Intermodal Transportation
Institute
ITS intelligent transportation
systems
LPS Laboratory for Port Security
(CAIT)
LTBP Long-Term Bridge Performance
MDOT Michigan Department of
Transportation
MATC Mid-America Transportation
Center
MBTC Mack-Blackwell National Rural
Transportation Center
M-CASTL Michigan Center for Advancing
Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan
MDSS Maintenance Decision Support
System
METRANS National Center for
Metropolitan Transportation Research
Missouri S&T Missouri University of Science
and Technology
MiSTI Materials in Sustainable
Transportation Infrastructure
MIT Massachusetts Institute of
Technology
MPO metropolitan planning
organization
MTC Midwest Transportation
Consortium
MTI Mineta Transportation Institute
MVTA Minnesota Valley Transit
Authority
NASA National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
NCHRP National Cooperative Highway
Research Program
NCIT National Center for Intermodal
Transportation
NCTR National Center for Transit
Research
NDE nondestructive evaluation
NEUTC New England Transportation
Center
NIATT National Institute for Advanced
Transportation Technology
NOAA National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
NRI Network Robustness Index
NTAD National Transportation Atlas
Database
NTC National Transportation Center
NUF National Urban Freight
NYCDOT New York City DOT
NYMTC New York Metropolitan
Transportation Council
OTREC Oregon Transportation Research
and Education Consortium
OSU Ohio State University
OTC Ohio Transportation Consortium
PCBs polychorinated biphenyls
PHEV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
PEM proton exchange membrane
PORTAL Portland Transportation Archive
Listing
RFID radiofrequency identification
RITA Research and Innovative
Technology Administration
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible,
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SHM Structural Health Monitoring
SWUTC Southwest Region University
Transportation Center
STC Southeastern Transportation
Center
STEWARD Statewide Transportation
Engineering Warehouse for Archived Regional Data
SWARM System-Wide Adaptive Ramp
Metering System
TAD Travel Assistant Device
TDM Transportation Demand
Management
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for
the 21st Century
TFO Transportation Funding Options
TOC Traffic Operations Center
TransNow Transportation Northwest
TRB Transportation Research Board
TSA Transportation Security
Administration
TTI Texas Transportation Institute
UAB University of Alabama at
Birmingham
UMTRI University of Michigan
Transportation Institute
URITC University of Rhode Island
Transportation Center
USDOT U.S. Department of
Transportation
usRAP U.S. Road Assessment Program
UTA Utah Transit Authority
UTC University Transportation
Center
UTCM University Transportation
Center for Mobility
UTRC2 Region II University
Transportation Research Center
V/C volume-to-capacity
VMT vehicle-miles traveled
VOCs volatile organic compounds
VTRC Virginia Transportation
Research Council
VTS Vessel Traffic Services
WSU Washington State University
WTI Western Transportation
Institute