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73 Glossary of Acronyms AI Artificial intelligence APC Automatic passenger counting APTS Advanced public transportation systems ATIS Advanced traveler information systems AVL Automatic vehicle location BAP Business advancement program BART San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit BPI Business process improvement BPR Business process re-engineering BRT Bus rapid transit CAD Computer-aided dispatch CATS Charlotte Area Transit System CBA Cost-benefit analysis CBTC Communication-based train control CDPD Cellular Digital Packet Data CEO Chief Executive Officer CH Clearinghouse CIO Chief Information Officer CIP Capital Improvement Plan CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement CMTA Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority COTA Central Ohio Transit Authority COTS Commercial-off-the-shelf CTO Chief Technology Officer DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DBMS Database management systems DMS Dynamic message sign DSL Digital subscriber line DVR Digital video recorder EAP Enterprise architecture planning EFP Electronic fare payment EIO Expressions of interest

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74 EPS Electronic payment system ERP Enterprise resource planning FCC Federal Communications Commission FDOT Florida Department of Transportation GALE Global Autonomous Language Exploitation GIS Geographic information system GM General manager GPS Global positioning system IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IPAS ITS Program Assessment Support IRP Infrastructure Renewal Program ISP Information service provider IT Information technology ITS Intelligent transportation systems ITSC Information and Technology Strategy Committee ITSV The Office of IT and Services IVHS Intelligent vehicle highway system IVR Interactive voice response IVS Intelligent vehicle systems JPO Joint Program Office KSA Knowledge, skills, and abilities LACMTA Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority LADOT Los Angeles Department of Transportation LAN Local area network MARTA Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority MDT Mobile data terminal MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MMDI Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative MMS Maintenance management systems MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NPV Net present value NTI National Transit Institute NVTC Northern Virginia Transportation Commission NYCT New York City Transit ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory P3 Public-private partnership PDA Personal digital assistant PROTECT Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/ Biological Terrorism PT Public transportation QA Quality assurance RFID Radio frequency identification RFP Request for proposal ROI Return on investment

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75 RSC Regional service centers RTD Denver Regional Transportation District RSS Really simple syndication SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SAP System Access and Capacity Program SCADA Supervisory control and data acquisition SE Systems engineering SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority SMS Short message service TAC Technology advisory committee TDM Transportation demand management TMC Transportation management center TriMet Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District TSP Transit signal priority UK United Kingdom UPS United Parcel Service U.S. DOT United States Department of Transportation UTA Utah Transit Authority WAP Wireless application protocol WEP Wired equivalent privacy Wi-Fi Wireless fidelity WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access WLAN Wireless local area network WMATA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority XML Extensible markup language