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§5303 & §5304 FTA program funding for multimodal transportation planning (jointly administered with FHWA) in metropolitan areas and States
§5307 FTA program funding for public transportation in Urbanized Areas (i.e. with populations >50,000)
§5309 FTA program funding for capital investments
§5310 FTA program funding for enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities
§5311 FTA program funding for rural and small Urban Areas (Non-Urbanized Areas)
§5326 FTA program funding to define “state of good repair” and set standards for measuring the condition of capital assets
§5337 FTA program funding to maintain public transportation in a state of good repair
§5339 FTA program funding for buses and bus facilities
3C Planning Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative Planning
7th Pot CDOT’s Strategic Investment Program and projects—originally using S.B. 97-01 funds
AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACP Access Control Plan
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADT Average Daily Traffic (also see AWD)
AIS Agenda Item Summary
AMPO Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
APCD Air Pollution Control Division (of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)
AQC Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program funds (also CMAQ)
AQCC Air Quality Control Commission (of Colorado)
AWD Average Weekday Traffic (also see ADT)
BATS Berthoud Area Transportation Service
BRT Bus Rapid Transit
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (federal)
CBE Colorado Bridge Enterprise funds
CDOT Colorado Department of Transportation
CDPHE Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CE Environmental Categorical Exclusion
CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (a FHWA funding program)
CMP Congestion Management Process
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CO Carbon Monoxide
COLT City of Loveland Transit
CPG Consolidated Planning Grant (combination of FHWA PL112 & FTA 5303 planning funds)
CFY Calendar Fiscal Year
DMS Dynamic Message Sign
DRCOG Denver Regional Council of Governments
DTD CDOT Division of Transportation Development
DTR CDOT Division of Transit & Rail
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EJ Environmental Justice
EM Environmental Mitigation
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
FAST Act Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (federal legislation, December 2015)
FASTER Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (Colorado’s S.B. 09-108)
FASTLANE Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-Term Achievement of National Efficiencies (a competitive federal funding source for freight improvements)
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FTA Federal Transit Administration
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FY Fiscal Year (October – September for federal funds; July to June for state funds; January to December for local funds)
FFY Federal Fiscal Year
GET Greeley-Evans Transit
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS Geographic Information Systems
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle
HOT High Occupancy Toll
HPTE High-Performance Transportation Enterprise (Colorado)
HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program
HTF Highway Trust Fund (the primary federal funding source for surface transportation)
HUTF Highway Users Tax Fund (the State’s primary funding source for highways)
I&M or I/M Inspection and Maintenance program (checking emissions of pollutants from vehicles)
ITS Intelligent Transportation Systems
LCMC Larimer County Mobility Committee
LRP or LRTP Long Range Plan or Long Range Transportation Plan
LUAM Land Use Allocation Model
MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (2012 federal transportation legislation)
MDT Model Development Team
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MVEB Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget
NAA Nonattainment Area (for certain air pollutants)
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NFRMPO North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (also NFRT & AQPC)
NFRT & AQPC North Front Range Transportation & Air Quality Planning Council (also NFRMPO)
NHS National Highway System
NOx Nitrogen Oxide
NTD National Transit Database
OBD On-Board Diagnostics (of a vehicle’s engine efficiency and exhaust)
O3 Ozone
PL112 Federal Planning (funds)
PMT Person Miles Traveled
PPP or P3 Public Private Partnership
PIP Public Involvement Plan
R4 or R-4 Region 4 of the Colorado Department of Transportation
RACM Reasonably Available Control Measures
RACT Reasonably Available Control Technology
RAQC Regional Air Quality Council
RBC Regional Bike Corridor
ROD Record of Decision
ROW Right-of-way
RPP Regional Priority Program (a funding program of the Colorado Transportation Commission)
RSC Regionally Significant Corridor
RTC Regional Transit Corridor
RTDM Regional Travel Demand Model
RTE Regional Transit Element
RTP Regional Transportation Plan
(see TA)
Recreational Trails Funds – FHWA Environment funds
SAINT Senior Alternatives in Transportation
SH State Highway
SIP State Implementation Plan (air quality)
SOV Single Occupant Vehicle
SPR State Planning and Research (federal funds)
SRP State Rail Plan
(see TA)
Safe Routes to School (a pre-MAP-21 FHWA funding program)
STAC Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee
STC Senior Transportation Coalition
STIP Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
STBG (previously STP-Metro) Surface Transportation Block Grant (a FAST Act FHWA funding program)
TAC Technical Advisory Committee (of the NFRMPO)
TA (previously TAP) Transportation Alternatives program (a FHWA funding program)
TAZ Transportation Analysis Zone (used in travel demand forecasting)
TC Transportation Commission of Colorado
TDM Transportation Demand Management
TIGER Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, a competitive federal grant program
TIMP Traffic Incident Management Plan
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
Title VI U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination in connection with programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance
TMA Transportation Management Area (federally-designated place >200,000 population)
TOD Transit Oriented Development
TPR Transportation Planning Region (state-designated planning region)
TRAC Transit & Rail Advisory Committee (for CDOT)
UFR Upper Front Range Transportation Planning Region
UPWP Unified Planning Work Program
USDOT United States Department of Transportation
VMS Variable Message Sign or Vehicle Messaging Services
VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WCMC Weld County Mobility Committee