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44 Acronyms APC automatic passenger counter APTA American Public Transportation Association APTS advanced public transportation systems AVL automatic vehicle location CAD computer-aided dispatch CTA Chicago Transit Authority (Chicago, Illinois) FTE full-time equivalent GIS geographic information systems GPS global positioning system IT information technology ITS intelligent transportation systems MARTA Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Atlanta, Georgia) NFTA Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (Buffalo, New York) NTD National Transit Database OC Transpo OttawaCarleton Regional Transit Commission (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association PRTC Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission RFP request for proposals RTC Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (Reno, Nevada) RTD Regional Transportation District (Denver, Colorado) SAS Statistical Analysis System SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SQL Structured Query Language SSR spread spectrum radio TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TRIS Transportation Research Information Services TriMet Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (Portland, Oregon)