The Nassau Hub Transit Initiative: Livable communities through sustainable transportation
Home > Glossary > Acronyms


AA – Alternatives Analysis
ACHP – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
AADT –Average Annual Daily Traffic
AGT – Automated Guideway Transit
APE – Area of Potential Effect
BPM-Best Practice Model
BRT – Bus Rapid Transit
CAAA – Clean Air Act Amendment
CBD – Central Business District
CEI – Cost Effectiveness Index
CZM – Coastal Zone Management
DEIS – Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DOT – Department of Transportation
NCDPW-Nassau County Department of Public Works
EA-Environmental Assessment
EIS – Environmental Impact Statement
EJ – Environmental Justice
EMF – Electric and Magnetic fields
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
ESA – Endangered Species Act
FEIS – Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHWA – Federal Highway Administration
FRA-Federal Railroad Administration
FTA – Federal Transit Administration 
GIS – Geographic Information System
HOV – High Occupancy Vehicle
ITS – Intelligent Transportation System
LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
LIB – Long Island Bus
LIRPC – Long Island Regional Planning Council
LIRR – Long Island Rail Road 
LOS – Level of Service
LPA – Locally Preferred Alternative
LRT – Light Rail Transit
LRV – Light Rail Vehicle
LUST – Leaking Underground Storage Tank
MTA – Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
MIS – Major Investment Study
MPO – Metropolitan Planning Organization
NAAQS – National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act
NHPA – National Historic Preservation Act
NOA – Notice of Availability
NOI – Notice of Intent
NRHP – National Register of Historic Places
NTD – National Transit Database
NWI – National Wetlands Inventory
NYMTC – New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
NYSERDA-New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
NYSDEC – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDOT – New York State Department of Transportation
OCS – Overhead Catenary System
O&M – Operation and Maintenance
OSPAC-Nassau County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee
PE – Preliminary Engineering
PIP – Public Involvement Plan
PMC – Program Management Contractor
PMP-Project Management Plan
PRT – Personal Rapid Transit
QA – Quality Assurance
QC – Quality Control
ROD – Record of Decision
ROW – Right-of-Way
SAFETEA-LU – Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
SCC – Standard Cost Categories
SEQRA – State Environmental Quality Review Act 
SHPO – State Historic Preservation Office
STIP-State Transportation Improvement Program
TAC – Technical Advisory Committee
TAZ – Transportation Analysis Zone
TIP – Transportation Improvement Program
TOD – Transit-Oriented Development
TSM – Transportation System Management 
USACE – United States Army Corps of Engineers
USEPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency
USFWS – United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS – United States Geological Survey
UST – Underground Storage Tank
VMT – Vehicle Miles Traveled
YOE – Year of Expenditure