Acronym Meaning
3-C Continuing, Cooperative and Comprehensive Planning Process
AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ADT Annual Daily Traffic
C/B Cost/Benefit
CE Categorical Exclusions
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality improvement program
CMP Congestion Management Process
COG Council of Governments
COE Army Corp of Engineers
CPI Consumer Price Index
CSS Context Sensitive Solutions
DA Direct Attributable
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DENR Department of Environment and Natural Resources
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOT Department of Transportation
DWQ Department of Water Quality
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EJ Environmental Justice
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAST Fixing America’s Surface Transportation
FC Functional Classification
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FR Federal Registry
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FY Fiscal Year
GIS Geographic Information Systems
HOV High-Occupancy Vehicle
HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program
I/M Inspection and Maintenance
IHS Interstate Highway System
IM Interstate Maintenance
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems
JARC Job Access and Reverse Commute
LRTP Long-Range Transportation Plan
MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
M&O Management and Operations
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan
MTIP Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
MUTCD Manual on Unified Traffic Control Devices
NAA Non-attainment Area
NCDOT North Carolina Department of Transportation
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
NHS National Highway System
NOI Notice of Intent
PE Preliminary Engineering
PL Planning Funds
ROD Record of Decision
ROW Right of Way
RPO Rural Planning Organization
RTAP Rural Transportation Assistance Program
RTP Recreational Trails Program
SHC Strategic Highway Corridor
SHPO State Historic Preservation Office
SHSP Strategic Highway Safety Plan
SIB State Infrastructure Bank
SIP State Implementation Plan
SOV Single-Occupancy Vehicle
SPR State Planning and Research Funds
SRTS Safe Routes to School
STI Strategic Transportation Initiative
STIP Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
STRAHNET Strategic Highway Network
TAP-DA Transportation Alternatives Program – Direct Attributable
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
TCC Technical Coordinating Committee
TCM Transportation Control Measure
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TIFIA Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998
TIA Traffic Impact Analysis
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
TMA Transportation Management Area
TOD Transit-Oriented Development
TRB Transportation Research Board
UA Urbanized Area
UPWP Unified Planning Work Program
VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled