Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis TOPS-BC User's Manual – Providing Guidance to Practitioners in the Analysis of Benefits and Costs of Management and Operations Projects

Appendix B List of Acronyms

AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

ATDM Active Transportation and Demand Management

AVL Automatic Vehicle Location

B/C Benefit/Cost

CAD Computer-Aided Dispatch

CAL-BC Caltrans Benefit Cost Analysis Tool

CARB California Air Resources Board

CBA Cost-Benefit Analysis

CCTV Closed-Circuit Television

CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

CMP Congestion Management Process

CMS Changeable Message Sign

CO Carbon Monoxide

CO2 Carbon Dioxide

CUTR Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida

DMS Dynamic Message Signs

DOT Department of Transportation

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

FHWA Federal Highway Administration

FITSEval The Florida ITS Evaluation

FSP Freeway Service Patrol

GPS Global Positioning System

HAR Highway Advisory Radio

HC Hydrocarbons

HCM Highway Capacity Manual

HERS Highway Economic Requirements System

HERS-ST Highway Economic Requirements System – State Version

HOT High-Occupancy Toll

HOV High-Occupancy Vehicle

HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System

ICM Integrated Corridor Management

IDAS ITS Deployment Analysis System

ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems

LED Light Emitting Diodes

M&O Management and Operations

MOE Measure of Effectiveness

MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization

MTC Metropolitan Transportation Commission

MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan

NOx Nitrous Oxide

NPV Net Present Value

O&M Operations and Maintenance

OKI Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

PHT Person Hours of Travel

PM2.5 Fine Particulate Matter

PM10 Particulate Matter

RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration

ROG Reactive Organic Gases

RTP Regional Transportation Plan

SCRITS Screening for ITS

SHRP Strategic Highway Research Program

SO2 Sulfur Dioxide

SOV Single-Occupancy Vehicle

STEAM Surface Transportation Efficiency Analysis Model

TDM Travel Demand Management

TIM Traffic Incident Management

TIP Transportation Improvement Program

TOPS-BC Tool for Operations Benefit/Cost

TRB Transportation Research Board

TSM&O Transportation System Management and Operations

TRIMMS Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies

V/C Volume-to-Capacity

VHT Vehicle Hours Traveled

VMT Vehicle Miles of Travel