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BCAG Acronyms

Acronyms and What They Mean

Transportation and transportation planning in particular is known for the many acronyms used. Even seasoned veterans can have a difficult time keeping up with the many acronyms that are bandied about.  Below is a listing of some common transportation acronyms.

A

AB Assembly Bill
ACOE      Army Corps of Engineers
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADT Average Daily Traffic
APS Alternative Planning Strategy
AQMD Air Quality Management District
ARB Air Resources Board (California)
AVL Automatic Vehicle Location

B

BCAG Butte County Association of Governments
BCT Butte County Transit
B-Line Butte Regional Transit
BTA Bicycle Transportation Account

C

CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CALCOG California Association Council of Governments
CALTRANS California Department of Transportation
CARB California Air Resource Board
CATS Chico Area Transit System
CCAA California Clean Air Act
CCR California Code of Regulations
CCTS Countywide Consolidated Transit Study
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality
CO Carbon Monoxide
COG Council of Governments
CON
Construction
CTC California Transportation Commission
CTIPS
California Transportation Improvement Program System

D

DFG
California Department of Fish and Game
DMV Department of Motor Vehicles
DOT Department of Transportation

E

EIR Environmental Impact Report
EMFAC
Emissions Factors
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ETC Employee Transportation Coordinator

F

FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FTIP Federal Transportation Improvement Program
FY Fiscal Year

G

GARVEE
Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Program
GhG
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GIC
Geographical Information Center
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GPS Global Positioning Satellite

H

HCP Habitat Conservation Plan
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle

I

IIP Interregional Improvement Program
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
ITIP Interregional Transportation Improvement Program
ITS
Intelligent Transportation Systems

J

JPA Joint Powers Agreement

L

LAFCO
Local Agency Formation Commission
LOS Level of Service
LTF Local Transportation Fund

M

MIS Major Investment Study
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan

N

NAAQS
National Air Quality Standards
NCCP
Natural Community Conservation Plan
NEPA
National Environmental Policy Act
NHS National Highway System
NMFS
National Marine Fisheries Service (Also NOAA Fisheries)
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (Also NMFS)

O

OATS Oroville Area Transit System
OWP Overall Work Program

P

PA&ED Project Approval and Environmental Document
PDT Project Development Team
PEER
Permit Engineering Evaluation Report
PL     
Federal Planning Funds
PLH
Public Lands Highway
PPM
Planning, Programming & Monitoring
PPNO
Project Programming Number
PS&E Plans, Specifications & Estimates
PSR Project Study Report
PUC Public Utilities Code

R

R/W Right of Way
RFP
Request for Proposals
RHNA
Regional Housing Needs Allocation
RHNP
Regional Housing Needs Plan
RIP
Regional Improvement Program
RTAC
Regional Target Advisory Committee
RTIP Regional Transportation Improvement Program
RTP Regional Transportation Plan
RTPA Regional Transportation Planning Agency

S

SACOG Sacramento Area Council of Governments
SAFETEA-LU
Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SB Senate Bill
SCEA
Sustainable Community Environmental Assessment
SCS
Sustainable Community Strategy
SDP
Strategic Deployment Plan
SHOPP State Highway Operation Protection Program
SIP State Implementation Plan (Air Quality)
SOV Single Occupant Vehicle
SR State Route
SRTP Short Range Transit Plan
SSTAC Social Services Transportation Advisory Council
STA State Transit Assistance
STIP State Transportation Improvement Program

T

TAC Transportation Advisory Committee
TAOC
Transportation Administrative Oversight Committee
TAZs Traffic Analysis Zones
TCM Transportation Control Measure
TCRP
Transportation Congestion Relief Program
TDA Transportation Development Act
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TEA Transportation Enhancement Activities
TEA 21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TIP
Transportation Improvement Program
TMA Transportation Management Association
TPP
Transit Priority Project

U

USACE
United States Army Corps of Engineers
USFWS
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
UTN Unmet Transit Needs

V

VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled

W

WE Work Element

Y

YTD Year-to-Date