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3C

continuous, comprehensive, cooperative [metropolitan transportation planning process]

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A

A&F

Administration and Finance Committee

AACT

Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA

ABP

Accelerated Bridge Program [MassDOT]

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADT

average daily traffic

AADT

annual average daily traffic

AFC

automated fare collection [system]

AMPO

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

APC

automatic passenger counter

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

ARAN

automatic road analyzer

ARRA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASL

American sign language

ATR

automatic traffic recorder

AVL

automatic vehicle location

AWDT

average weekday daily traffic

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B

BCIL

Boston Center for Independent Living

BPDA

Boston Planning and Development Agency, formerly known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) [City of Boston]

BRA

Boston Redevelopment Authority [City of Boston]

BRT

bus rapid transit

BTD

Boston Transportation Department

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C

CA/T

Central Artery/Tunnel [project] (also known as “the Big Dig”)

CAA

Clean Air Act of 1970

CAAA

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

CATA

Cape Ann Transportation Authority

CBD

central business district

CFR

Code of Federal Regulation

CHSTP

Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan

CIC

Community Innovation Challenge

CIP

Capital Investment Plan [MassDOT]

CMAQ

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality [federal funding program]

CMP

Congestion Management Process

CNG

compressed natural gas

CO

carbon monoxide

CO2

carbon dioxide

CTPS

Central Transportation Planning Staff

CTTAP

Community Transportation Technical Assistance Program

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D

DBMS

Database Management System

DCAMM

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance [Massachusetts]

DCR

Department of Conservation and Recreation

DEIR

draft environmental impact report

DEP

Department of Environmental Protection [Massachusetts]

DMU

diesel multiple unit [transit vehicle]

DTA

dynamic traffic assignment [travel demand modeling]

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E

EERPAT

Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy Analysis Tool

EIR

environmental impact report

EIS

environmental impact statement

EJ

environmental justice

EOEEA

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

EOHED

Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

EOHHS

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency [federal]

EPDO

equivalent property damage only [a traffic-related index]

ETC

electronic toll collection

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F

FAST Act

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

FDR

functional design report

FEIR

final environmental impact report

FFGA

full funding grant agreement

FFY, FFYs

federal fiscal year, federal fiscal years

FHEA

Fair Housing Equity Assessment

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

FMCB

Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA

FONSI

finding of no significant impact

FTA

Federal Transit Administration

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G

GANS

grant anticipation notes [municipal bond financing]

GHG

greenhouse gas [as in greenhouse gas emissions]

GIS

geographic information system

GLX

Green Line Extension [Green Line Extension project]

GPS

global positioning system

GTFS

General Transit Feed Specification [data standard]

GWI

global warming index

GWSA

Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 [Massachusetts]

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H

HOV

high-occupancy vehicle

HPP

high-priority projects

HSIP

Highway Safety Improvement Program [federal funding program]

HTC

Healthy Transportation Compact

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I

ICC

Inner Core Committee [MAPC municipal subregion]

IMS

intermodal management system

INVEST

Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool [FHWA]

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IT&S

Information Technology and Systems [CTPS group]

ITDP

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

ITE

Institute of Transportation Engineers

ITS

intelligent transportation systems

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J

JARC

Job Access and Reverse Commute [program]

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K

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L

LAP

language access plan

LCW

Livable Community Workshop

LEP

limited English proficiency

LNG

liquefied natural gas

LOS

level of service

LRTA

Lowell Regional Transit Authority

LRTP

Long-Range Transportation Plan [MPO certification document]

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M

MAGIC

Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination [MAPC municipal subregion]

MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act

MAPC

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

MARPA

Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies

MassDOT

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

MassGIS

[Commonwealth’s] Office of Geographic Information Systems

Massport

Massachusetts Port Authority

MassRIDES

MassDOT’s statewide travel options program

MBCR

Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad

MBTA

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (also known as “the T”)

MCAD

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

MEMA

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

MEPA

Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act

MGL

Massachusetts general laws

MHS

metropolitan highway system

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MOVES

Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator [EPA air quality model]

MPO

metropolitan planning organization [Boston Region MPO]

MPOinfo

Boston Region MPO’s email contact list

MWGMC

MetroWest Growth Management Committee [MAPC municipal subregion]

MWRC

MetroWest Regional Collaborative [MAPC municipal subregion]

MWRTA

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority

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N

NAAQS

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NBPD

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NHPP

National Highway Performance Program

NHS

National Highway System

NMHC

non-methane hydrocarbons

NOx

nitrogen oxides

NTD

National Transit Database

NTP

notice to proceed

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O

O&M

operations and management

ODCR

Office of Diversity and Civil Rights [MassDOT]

OE

operating expenses

OTA

Office for Transportation Access [MBTA]

OTP

Office of Transportation Planning [MassDOT]

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P

P3

Public Participation Plan [MPO document]

PBPP

performance-based planning and programming

PDM

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program [federal]

PEV

pedestrian environmental variable

PL

metropolitan planning funds [FHWA] or public law funds

PM

particulate matter [category of air pollution]

PMT

Program for Mass Transportation [MBTA]

ppm

parts per million

PRC

Project Review Committee [MassDOT]

PSAC

Project Selection Advisory Council [MassDOT]

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R

RCCs

Regional Coordinating Councils

RIF

roadway inventory file

RMV

Registry of Motor Vehicles [MassDOT division]

ROC

Rider Oversight Committee [MBTA]

ROW

right-of-way

RPA

regional planning agency

RSA

Roadway Safety Audit [FHWA]

RSS

rich site summary [Web, feed]

RTA

regional transit authority

RTAC

Regional Transportation Advisory Council [of the Boston Region MPO]

RTC

Regional Transportation Center

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S

SAFE

service and fare equity [Title VI]

SAFETEA-LU

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act−A Legacy for Users

SCCCT

Statewide Coordinating Council on Community Transportation

SCI

sustainable communities initiative

SDO

supplier diversity office

SFY

state fiscal year

SGR

state-of-good repair

SHRP

Strategic Highway Research Program

SHSP

Strategic Highway Safety Plan

SIP

State Implementation Plan

SNAC

special needs advisory committee

SNLA

Small Necessities Leave Act

SORE

statement of revenue and expenses

SOV

single-occupancy vehicle

SPR

Statewide Planning and Research

SRTS

Safe Routes to School [federal program]

STB

State Transportation Building [Boston]

STIP

State Transportation Improvement Program

STP

Surface Transportation Program [federal funding program]

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T

TAM

transit asset management

TAP

Transportation Alternatives Program [federal funding program]

TAZ

transportation analysis zone [travel demand modeling term]

TCMs

transportation control measures

TCRP

Transit Cooperative Research Program

TDM

travel-demand management, or transportation-demand management

TE

transportation equity

TEAMS

Travel Efficiency Assessment Method

TIGER

Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery [TIGER Discretionary Grant program, federal]

TIP

Transportation Improvement Program [MPO certification document]

Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

TMA [1]

transportation management area [FTA, FHWA]

TMA [2]

Transportation Management Association

TMC

turning movement counts

TOD

transit-oriented development

TRB

Transportation Research Board

TREDIS

Transportation Economic Development Impact System [software]

TSIMS

Transportation Safety Information Management System

TSM

transportation systems management [FHWA]

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U

UFP

ultrafine particles

UPWP

Unified Planning Work Program [MPO certification document]

USDOT

United States Department of Transportation [agency oversees FHWA and FTA]

USGS

United States Geological Survey

UZA

urbanized area

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V

V/C

volume-to-capacity ratio

VHT

vehicle-hours traveled

VMS

variable message signs

VMT

vehicle-miles traveled

VOCs

volatile organic compounds [pollutants]

VRH

vehicle revenue-hours

VRM

vehicle revenue-miles

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W

WalkBoston

pedestrian advocacy group [Boston area]

WAT

walk-access transit

WMM

weMove Massachusetts [MassDOT planning initiative]

WTS

Women in Transportation Seminar

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Y

YMM

youMove Massachusetts [MassDOT planning initiative]

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Z

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