Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Common Planning Acronyms and Jargon


AA Alternatives Analysis
AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AAWDT Annual Average Weekday Traffic
ACCT Agency Council on Coordinated Transportation
ACE Active Community Environments
ACS American Community Survey
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADT Average Daily Traffic
AIP Urban Arterial Trust Account Improvement Program
APC Automatic Passenger Counter
APTA American Public Transportation Association
APTS Advanced Public Transportation System
AQMA Air Quality Maintenance Area
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ATIS Advanced Traveler Information System
ATMS Advanced Transportation Management System
AVL Automated Vehicle Location
AVO Average Vehicle Occupancy
AWDT Average Weekday Traffic
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BMS Bridge Management System
BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe
BRAC Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee
BRRP Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
BRT Bus Rapid Transit
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CAC Citizens’ Advisory Committee
CAPP County Arterial Preservation Program
CAV Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
CBD Central Business District
CBI Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program
CCI Corridor Congestion Index
CCP City and County Congested Corridor Program
CCRI Corridor Congestion Ratio Index
CCRP Corridor Congestion Relief Program
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CDMP Corridor Development and Management Plan
CE Categorical Exclusion
CERB Community Economic Revitalization Board
CETAS Collaborative Environmental and Transportation Agreement for Streamlining
CEVP Cost Estimating Validation Process
CFP Capital Facilities Plan
CFP Community Framework Plan
CHAP City Hardship Assistance Program
CIC Communications Infrastructure Committee
CIT Community Involvement Team
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
CMM Congestion Management Monitoring
CMP Congestion Management Process
CMS Congestion Management System
CO Carbon Monoxide
CRAB County Road Administration Board
CRC I-5 Columbia River Crossing Project
CREDC Columbia River Economic Development Council
CRESA Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency
CTPP Census Transportation Planning Package
CTR Commute Trip Reduction
C-TRAN Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority
CVISN Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DEQ Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality
DLCD Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
DNS Determination of Non-Significance
DOE Washington State Department of Ecology
DOL Washington State Department of Licensing
DOT Department of Transportation
DS Determination of Significance
DSHS Washington Department of Social and Health Services
EA Environmental Assessment
EAC Enhancement Advisory Committee
ECO Employee Commute Options
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EJ Environmental Justice
EMME/2 An interactive graphic transportation planning computer software package
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ETC Employer Transportation Coordinator
ETRP Employer Trip Reduction Program
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FFY Federal Fiscal Year
FGTS Freight and Goods Transportation System
FHWA Federal Highways Administration
FMSIB Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FY Fiscal Year
GIS Geographic Information System
GMA Growth Management Act
GTF Governors’ Task Force
HB House Bill
HC Hydrocarbons
HCM Highway Capacity Manual
HCT High Capacity Transportation
HIP Highway Improvement Program
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HSP Highway System Plan
HSS Highways of Statewide Significance
HSTP Human Services Transportation Plan
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
I/M Inspection/Maintenance
IM Interstate Maintenance
IMS Intermodal Management System
InterCEP Interstate Collaborative Environmental Process
IPG Intermodal Planning Group
IRC Intergovernmental Resource Center
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
ITS Intelligent Transportation System
IV/HS Intelligent Vehicle/Highway System
JARC Job Access and Reverse Commute
JPACT Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation
LAS Labor Area Summary
LCDC Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission
LCP Least Cost Planning
LMC Lane Miles of Congestion
LMP Limited Maintenance Plan
LOS Level of Service
LPA Locally Preferred Alternative
LPG Long Range Planning Group
LRT Light Rail Transit
M&O Management and Operations
MAB Metropolitan Area Boundary
MDNS Mitigated Determination of Non-significance
MIA Major Investment Analysis
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Maintenance Plan
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MST Modeling Support Team
MTIP Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan
MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
MVET Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NCPD National Corridor Planning and Development Program
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NHS National Highway System
NHTS National Household Travel Survey
NOX Nitrogen Oxides
NSSG New Starts Strategy Group
O/D Origin/Destination
ODOT Oregon Department of Transportation
OFM Washington Office of Financial Management
OTP Oregon Transportation Plan
P&R Park and Ride
PAG Project Advisory Group
PCE Passenger Car Equivalents
PDT Project Development Team
PE Preliminary Engineering
PE/DEIS Preliminary Engineering/Draft Environmental Impact Statement
PEA Planning Emphasis Area
PHF Peak Hour Factor
PIA Portland International Airport
PM10 Fine Particulates
PMG Project Management Group
PMS Pavement Management System
PMT Project Management Team
POD Pedestrian Oriented Development
PORTAL Portland Oregon Regional Transportation Archive Listing
PPP Public Participation Plan
Pre-AA Preliminary Alternatives Analysis
PSC Project Sponsors Council
PSMP Pedestrian Safety & Mobility Program
PTBA Public Transportation Benefit Area
PTMS Public Transportation Management System
PTSP Public Transportation Systems Program
PVMATS Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area Transportation Study
PWTF Public Works Trust Fund
RACMs Reasonable Available Control Measures
RACT Reasonable Available Control Technology
RAP Rural Arterial Program
RID Road Improvement District
RJT Route Jurisdiction Transfer
ROD Record of Decision
ROW Right of Way
RPC Regional Planning Council
RPG Regional Partners Group
RTAC Regional Transportation Advisory Committee
RTC Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council
RTFM Regional Travel Forecasting Model
RTP Regional Transportation Plan
RTPO Regional Transportation Planning Organization
RUGGO Regional Urban Growth Goals and Objectives
RW Right of Way
SAC Signatory Agency Committee Agreement
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SAGES Statewide Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship
SASS Sponsor Agency Senior Staff
SCP Small City Program
SEIS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
SEPA State Environmental Policy Act
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIP State Implementation Plan
SMS Safety Management System
SMTP Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan
SOV Single Occupant Vehicle
SPG Strategic Planning Group
SPUI Single Point Urban Interchange
SR- State Route
SSAC Special Services Advisory Committee
STBG Surface Transportation Block Grant
STHB Stacked Transit Highway Bridge
STIP State Transportation Improvement Program
STP Surface Transportation Program
SWCAA Southwest Clean Air Agency
TAZ Transportation Analysis Zone
TC Transit Center
TCM Transportation Control Measure
TCSP Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TDP Transit Development Program
TDP Travel Delay Program
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TIA Transportation Improvement Account
TIB Transportation Improvement Board
TIMACS Transportation Information, Management, and Control System
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
TIPIT Transportation Improvement Program Involvement Team
TMA Transportation Management Area
TMC Traffic Management Center
TMIP Transportation Model Improvement Program
TMS Transportation Management Systems
TMUG Transportation Model Users’ Group
TMZ Transportation Management Zone
TOD Transit Oriented Development
TPA Transportation Partnership Account
TPAC Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee
TPEAC Transportation Permit Efficiency and Accountability Committee
TPMS Transportation Performance Measurement System
TPP Transportation Partnership Program
TPR Transportation Planning Rule
Transims Transportation Simulations
TriMet Tri-county Metropolitan Transportation District
TRO Traffic Relief Options
TSM Transportation System Management
TSMO Transportation System Management and Operations
TSP Transportation System Plan
UAB Urban Area Boundary
UATA Urban Arterial Trust Account
UGA Urban Growth Area
UGB Urban Growth Boundary
UPWP Unified Planning Work Program
USDOT United States Department of Transportation
V/C Volume to Capacity
VAST Vancouver Area Smart Trek
VHD Vehicle Hours of Delay
VISSIM Traffic/Transit Simulation Software
VMS Variable Message Signs
VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
VOT Value of Time
VWG Vancouver Working Group
WAC Washington Administrative Code
WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation
WTP Washington Transportation Plan