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Regional ITS Architecture Guidance Document

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Appendix D: Acronyms

AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ABSAntilock Brake System
ADArchived Data
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADMSArchived Data Management Subsystem
ADUSArchived Data User Service
AFDArchitecture Flow Diagram
AHSAutomated Highway System
AIDArchitecture Interconnect Diagram
AMPSAdvanced Mobile Phone System
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
APTSAdvanced Public Transportation System
ASPApplication Service Provider
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
ATCAutomatic Train Control, Advanced Transportation Controller
ATISAdvanced Traveler Information System
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
ATMSAdvanced Traffic Management System
AVCSAdvanced Vehicle Control System
AVIAutomated Vehicle Identification
AVLAutomated Vehicle Location
AVOAutomated Vehicle Operation
CAAClean Air Act
CADComputer Aided Dispatch
CASEComputer Aided Systems Engineering, Computer Aided Software Engineering
CCTVClosed Circuit TV
CDCompact Disc
CDMACode Division Multiple Access
CDPDCellular Digital Packet Data
CD-ROM CD Read Only Memory
CMSChangeable Message Sign, Congestion Management System
CMPCongestion Management Process
COGCouncil of Governments
CONOPSConcept of Operations
COTRContracting Officer Technical Representative
CSPCommunication Service Provider
CVCommercial Vehicle
CVASCommercial Vehicle Administration Subsystem
CVCSCommercial Vehicle Check Subsystem
CVISNCommercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks
CVOCommercial Vehicle Operations
CVSCommercial Vehicle Subsystem
DABDigital Audio Broadcast
DDData Dictionary
DDEData Dictionary Element
DFDData Flow Diagram
DGPSDifferential Global Positioning System
DMSDynamic Message Sign
DMVDepartment of Motor Vehicles
DODDepartment of Defense
DOTDepartment of Transportation
DREDisaster Response & Evacuation
DSRCDedicated Short Range Communications
DTADynamic Traffic Assignment
DVDDigital Video Disc
E9-1-1Enhanced 9-1-1
ECPAElectronic Communications Privacy Act
EDIElectronic Data Interchange
EDLElectronic Document Library
EDPEarly Deployment Plan
EMEmergency Management Subsystem
EMCEmergency Management Center
EMMSEmissions Management Subsystem
EMSEmergency Medical Services
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
ESMREnhanced SMR
ETAExpected Time of Arrival
ETSEmergency Telephone Services
ETTMElectronic Toll and Traffic Management
EVSEmergency Vehicle Subsystem
FARSFatal Accident Reporting System
FCCFederal Communications Commission
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
FIPSFederal Information Processing Standard
FMCFreeway Management Center
FMCSAFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FMSFleet and Freight Management Subsystem
FOTField Operational Test
FPRFinal Program Review
FTAFederal Transit Administration
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
GISGeographic Information System
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HARHighway Advisory Radio
HAZMATHAZardous MATerial(s)
HOVHigh Occupancy Vehicle
HRIHighway Rail Intersection
HSRHigh Speed Rail
HTFHighway Trust Fund
HTMLHypertext Markup Language
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HUDHead-Up Display
IBCInternational Border Clearance
IBCInternational Border Clearance
ICDInterface Control Document/Drawing
IDASITS Deployment Analysis System
IFBInvitation for Bid
IPInternet Protocol
IPRInterim Program Review
ISOInternational Standards Organization
ISPInformation Service Provider
ISTEAIntermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
ITInformation Technology
ITEInstitute of Transportation Engineers
ITIIntelligent Transportation Infrastructure
ITSIntelligent Transportation Systems
ITS-A Intelligent Transportation Society of America
IVHSIntelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
IVISIn-Vehicle Information System
JPOJoint Program Office
LANLocal Area Network
LCDLiquid Crystal Display
LEDLight Emitting Diode
LEOLow-Earth Orbit satellite system
LPDLiability and Property Damage
LRMSLocation Reference Messaging Standard
LRPLong Range Plan
LRTPLong Range Transportation Plan
MANMetropolitan Area Network
MCMSMaintenance and Construction Subsystem
MCOMaintenance and Construction Operations
MCVSMaintenance and Construction Vehicle Subsystem
MDIModel Deployment Initiative
MISMajor Investment Studies
MMDIMetropolitan MDI
MMIMan-Machine Interface (or Interaction)
MOEMeasure Of Effectiveness
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MPAMetropolitan Planning Area
MPHMiles per Hour
MPOMetropolitan Planning Organization
MTPMetropolitan Transportation Plan
NAAQSNational Ambient Air Quality Standards
NEMANational Electrical Manufacturers Association
NHINational Highway Institute
NHPNNational Highway Planning Network
NHTSANational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIINational Information Infrastructure (aka Information Superhighway)
NPRMNotice of Proposed Rule Making
NTCIPNational Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OSIOpen Systems Interconnection
OTPOperational Test Plan
PCPersonal Computer
PCSPersonal Communications System
PDAPersonal Digital Assistant
PEPreliminary Engineering
PIASPersonal Information Access Subsystem
PMSParking Management Subsystem
PS&EPlans, Specifications, and Estimates
PSPECProcess Specification
PSTNPublic Switched Telephone Network
PTSPositive Train Separation
R&DResearch and Development
RDSRadio Data Systems
RDS-TMC Radio Data Systems incorporating a Traffic Message Channel
RFPRequest For Proposal
RFQRequest for Quotation
RSRoadway Subsystem
RTARegional Transit Authority
RTPRegional Transportation Plan
RTPARegional Transportation Planning Agency
RTSRemote Traveler Support Subsystem
RWISRoad Weather Information System
SAESociety of Automotive Engineers
SAFETEA-LUSafe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SCSingle Click
SDOStandards Development Organization
SDPStrategic Deployment Plan
SEMPSystems Engineering Management Plan
SIPStatewide Implementation Plan
SMRSpecialized Mobile Radio
SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol
SONETSynchronous Optical Network
SOVSingle Occupancy Vehicle
SOWStatement of Work
SQLStructured Query Language
SSRStandard Speed Rail
STIPStatewide Transportation Improvement Program
STMFSimple Transportation Management Framework
STMPSimple Transportation Management Protocol
STPStatewide Transportation Plan
TASToll Administration Subsystem
TCIPTransit Communications Interface Profiles
TCPTransport Control Protocol
TCSToll Collection Subsystem
TDMTravel Demand Management
TDMATime Division Multiple Access
TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
TIPTransportation Improvement Program
TMTraffic Management
TMATransportation Management Area
TMCTraffic Management Center
TMDDTraffic Management Data Dictionary
TMSTraffic Management Subsystem
TOCTraffic Operations Center
TRBTransportation Research Board
TRMCTransit Management Center
TRMSTransit Management Subsystem
TRTTechnical Review Team
TRVSTransit Vehicle Subsystem
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UPWPUnified Planning Work Plan
USDOTUnited States Department of Transportation
USRUser Service Requirement
VMSVariable Message Sign
VRCVehicle/Roadside Communications
VSVehicle Subsystem
WANWide Area Network
WIMWeigh-in Motion
WWWWorld Wide Web

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