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Acronyms and Initialisms

Acronyms and Initialisms

3PL Third-party logistics
4PLs Fourth-party logistics companies
AC Alternating Current
ACC Adaptive Cruise Control
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADF aircraft deicing fluid
ADS-A automatic dependent surveillance-addressable system
ADS-B automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast
AIADA American International Automobile Dealers Association
AIADA American Imported Automobile Dealers Association
AIR-21 Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
AM radio lower frequency radio waves
API American Petroleum Institute
ASRS Aviation Safety Reporting System
ASTs aboveground storage tanks
ATC Air Traffic Control
ATO Air Traffic Organization
AVL Automatic Vehicle Location
AVP Advanced Vehicle Technologies Program
B2B business-to-business
B2C business-to-consumer
BAC Blood Alcohol Concentration
BART Bay Area Rapid Transit
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
Bbl barrel
Big LEO special handheld telephone
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Btu British Thermal Unit
C02 Carbon dioxide
CAB Civil Aeronautics Board
CAD Computer-Aided Dispatch
CAF Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CD-ROM/DVD Compact Disk-Read Only Memory/Digital Video Disk
CDL Commercial Drivers License
CDS Crashworthiness Data System
CFIT controlled flight into terrain
CH4 Methane
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CO Carbon Monoxide
COMSTAC Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee
CONUS Continental U.S.
COO Chief Operating Officer
CORS Continuously operating reference stations
CPDLC Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications
CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet
CVO Commercial Vehicles Operations
DBA Decibels
DC Direct Current
DFDRs Digital flight data recorders
DGPS Differential GPS
DOD Department of Defense
DOJ Department of Justice
DVD Digital Video Disk
ECP Electronically Controlled Pneumatic
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDSs Explosives Detection Systems
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERGS Electronic Route Guidance System
ETC Electronic Toll Collection
EU European Union
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FARS Fatal Accident Reporting System
FAST Final Approach Spacing Tool
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FedEx Federal Express
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FMC Federal Maritime Commission
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
GAIN Global Aviation Information Network
GAMA General Aviation Manufacturers Association
GARA General Aviation Revitalization Act
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEO Geostationary Earth Orbit
GES General Estimates System
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNP Gross National Product
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
GPS Global Positioning System
GPWS Ground Proximity Warning System
GWP Gross World Product
VHFCs Hydrofluorocarbons
HOV High occupancy vehicle
HTF Highway Trust Fund
VHSIS Highway Safety Information System
VHSR Incremental High-Speed Rail
IASA International Aviation Safety Assessment
VIATA International Air Transport Association
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
IHS Interstate Highway System
IMO International Maritime Organization
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems
IVHS Intelligent Vehicle Highway System
IVI Intelligent Vehicle Initiative
LAAS Local Area Augmentation System
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LEO Low Earth Orbit
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LTL Less Than Truckload
LTVs Light trucks and vans
Maglev Magnetic levitation
MARAD Maritime Administration
MERCOSUR Southern Common Market
mmbd Million barrels of oil per day
mph Miles per hour
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSP Maritime Security Program
MTMCTEA Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering
Agency
MTS Marine Transportation System
N2O Nitrous Oxide
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAS National Airspace System
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NHS National Highway System
NCP National Contingency Plan
NDGPS Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System
NDRF National Defense Reserve Fleet
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
New HSR new high-speed rail systems
NGS National Geodetic Survey
NHS National Highway System
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIMBY not in my back yard
NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association
NMSL National Maximum Speed Limit
NO2 nitrogen dioxide
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agencys
NOTAM Notices to Airmen
NOx nitrogen oxide
NPTS Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey
NS Norfolk Southern
NSC National Security Council
NSI National Shipbuilding Initiative
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
NUMMI New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.
O3 ozone
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSRA Ocean Shipping Reform Act
OTRBs over-the-road buses
PanAm Pan American
Pb lead
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyl
PDDs Presidential Decision Directives
PFCs Perfluorocarbons
PM10 particulate matter less than 10 microns
PNGV U.S. Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
ppm parts per million
PPPs Power Projection Platforms
PTC Positive Train Control
PTP Prevention Through People
R&D research and development
RNAV Area Navigation
RPM Revenue Passenger Miles
RRF Ready Reserve Force
RRIF Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing
RSPA Research and Special Programs Administration
RTMs revenue ton-miles
SA Selective Availability
SAFER Special Aviation Fire and Explosion Reduction
SCADA Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
SEABEE Construction Battalion (CB)-this acronym is a Phonetic reference
to the CB member of this Navy Unit.
SF6 Sulfur Hexafluoride
SIPs Safety Integration Plans
SIPs State Implementation Plans
SO2 sulfur dioxide
SPEARS Screener Proficiency Evaluation and Reporting System
STARS Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System
VSTB Surface Transportation Board
STRAHNET Strategic Highway Network
SUVs sport utility vehicles
TCAS Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TDLS Tower Data Link Services
TEA-21 Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century
TEU 20-foot equivalent unit
TIFIA Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998
TIP Threat Image Projection
Title XI Maritime Guarantee
TL Truckload
TRACON Terminal Radar Approach Control
TTI Texas Transportation Institute
TWA Trans World Airlines
TWA Trans World Airlines
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UPS United Parcel Service
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDOC U.S. Department of Commerce
USDOT U.S. Department of Transportation
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
USPS U.S. Postal Service
UST Underground Storage Tank
UTA Union de Transport Aeriens
VHF Very High Frequency
VISA Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement
VLCCs very large crude carriers
VMT vehicle-miles traveled
VOCs volatile organic compounds
VSL variable speed limit
WAAS Wide Area Augmentation System
WRDA Water Resources Development Act
Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017