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93 Acronyms 3PLs 3rd Party Logistics Providers AAA American Automobile Association AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic AADTT Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic AAPA American Association of Port Authorities AAR Association of American Railroads AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ACI Automatic Car Identification AEI Automatic Equipment Identification AIWW Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway ATA American Trucking Associations ATRI American Transportation Research Institute AWO American Waterway Operators BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway BRC Belt Railway Company of Chicago Caltrans California Department of Transportation CAD Computer Aided Dispatch(ing) CB Citizens Band (Radio) CBD Central Business District CBO Congressional Budget Office CLM Car Location Message CREATE Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program CS&I Communications, Signaling, and Information CSCMP Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals DHS Department of Homeland Security DOD Department of Defense DOT Department of Transportation DST Double-Stack Train dwt Dead Weight Tonnage EJ&E Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAF Freight Analysis Framework FCC Federal Communications Commission FHWA Federal Highway Administration FPM Freight Performance Measurement FRA Federal Railway Administration FSC Freight Stakeholders Coalition

OCR for page 93
94 GAO Government Accountability Office GDP Gross Domestic Product GIS Geographical Information System GIWW Gulf Intracoastal Waterway GPS Global Positioning System GVW Gross Vehicle Weight HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System HOV High Occupancy Vehicle IHS Interstate Highway System IPO Initial Public Offering IRPT Inland Rivers, Ports, and Terminals, Inc. IT Information Technology ITC Investment Tax Credit ITS Intelligent Transportation System(s) JIT Just-in-time LCIAT Low-Cost Improvement Analysis Tool LNG Liquefied Natural Gas LOS Level of Service LTL Less than Truckload MARAD Maritime Administration MOW Maintenance of Way MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization MTS Marine Transportation System NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHPN National Highway Planning Network NHS National Highway System NITL National Industrial Transportation League NN National Network NS Norfolk Southern O-D Origin-Destination PPP Public-Private Partnerships PSI Present Serviceability Index PTC Positive Train Control RFID Radio Frequency Identification RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration RO/RO Roll-on/roll-off ROI Return on Investment SCOD AASHTO's Subcommittee on Design STB Surface Transportation Board TEU Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit TIP Transportation Improvement Program TL Truckload TRB Transportation Research Board TWIC Transportation Worker Identification Credential U.S. United States USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers USCG United States Coast Guard USDOT United States Department of Transportation VACIS Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System v/c Volume/Capacity Ratios VMT Vehicle Miles Traveled