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Acronyms 3-R Act The Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 4-R Act Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 AAR Association of American Railroads ABS Automatic Block Signal System ACE Altamont Commuter Express ACS Automatic Cab Signals ACSES Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APTA American Public Transportation Association ARAA Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 AREMA American Railway Engineers and Maintenance-of-Way Association ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ATC Automatic Train Control ATS Automatic Train Stop BART Bay Area Rapid Transit B&M Boston and Main Railroad BNSF BNSF Railway Company CCJPA Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority CFR Code of Federal Regulations CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program CN Canadian National Rail Service C of GA Central of Georgia Railway Co. Conrail Consolidated Rail Corporation CP Canadian Pacific Railway CREATE Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program CRP Cooperative Research Program CSX CSX Corporation CTC Centralized Traffic Control CV Central Vermont Railroad DMS Document Management System DMU Diesel Multiple Units DOT Department of Transportation (states) EAF Engineering Adjustment Factors EC European Commission EN Euro Norms documents FELA Federal Employers Liability Act FFGA Full Funding Grant Agreement 89
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90 Guidebook for Implementing Passenger Rail Service on Shared Passenger and Freight Corridors FHWA Federal Highway Administration FOX Florida Overland eXpress FRA Federal Railroad Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration G&A General and Administrative GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office HOS Hours of Service ICC Interstate Commerce Commission IEEE Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers JPA Joint Powers Authorities KCS Kansas City Southern Railway Company LIRR Long Island Railroad LRT Light Rail Transit MARC Maryland Area Regional Commuter Train Service MBTA Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority METRA Chicago Metropolitan Rail MNCR Metro North Commuter Railroad MOW Maintenance-of-Way mph Miles Per Hour MTA New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority MU Self-Propelled Multiple Operated Electric Motor Cars MUTCD Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices NAP National Arbitration Panel NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NCTD North County Transit District NEC Northeast Corridor NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NERSA Northeast Rail Service Act of 1981 NICTD Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District NIRC Northern Illinois Railroad Corporation NJT New Jersey Transit NLRA National Labor Relations Act NNEPRA Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking NRC National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association NS Norfolk Southern Corporation NTSB National Transportation Safety Board O&M Operations and Maintenance OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OTP On-Time Performance PCJPB Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board PIH Poison Inhalation Hazard PRA Passenger Rail Agency (State, Regional or Local) PRESS Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards PRIIA Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 PTC Positive Train Control RCAF Railroad Cost Adjustment Factor RCRI Railroad Cost Recovery Index REMSA Railway Engineering-Maintenance Supplier Association RLA Railway Labor Act of 1926 ROI Return on Investment
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Acronyms 91 ROW Right-of-Way RR Railroad RRA Railroad Retirement Act RRIF Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Financing RSAC Railroad Safety Advisory Council RSI Railway Supply Institute RSIA Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 RTA Illinois Rail Transit Authority RTC Rail Traffic Controller SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users SCRRA Southern California Regional Rail Authority SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority SFRTA South Florida Regional Transportation Authority SJRRC San Joaquin Regional Rail Committee STB Surface Transportation Board TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TEM Association of American Railroad's Train Energy Model TGV French Train a Grande Vitesse TIH Toxic Inhalation Hazard TPC Train Performance Calculator TRE Trinity Railway Express TTC Transportation Test Center TTCI Transportation Technology Center Inc. UIC International Union of Railways UMTA Urban Mass Transit Administration (later FTA) UP Union Pacific Railway US United States U.S.C. United States Code USDOT United States Department of Transportation USRA United States Railroad Association UTA Utah Transit Authority VRE Virginia Railway Express WSDOT Washington State Department of Transportation