Glossary of Terms
|American Automobile Association
|Annual Average Daily Traffic
|Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic
|American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
|Automated Commercial Environment
|Average Daily Traffic
|Average Daily Truck Traffic
|Automatic Equipment Identification. Tags attached to trailers and rail cars that are readable by Mobile Inventory Vehicles
|Automatic Export System
|ArcGIS Server – platform for the Goods Movement Mapping application
|Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
|American Planning Association
|American Public Works Association
|American Society of Civil Engineers
|American Trucking Association
|Advanced Traffic Management System
|Automatic Vehicle Classifier
|Bureau of Labor Statistics
|Bureau of Transportation Statistics
|Programming Language C
|Citizens Advisory Committee
|Central Business District
|Commercial Drivers License
|Code of Federal Regulations
|Commodity Flow Survey
|Container Handling Cooperative Program
|Capital Improvement Program
|Congestion Management Process
|Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Act
|Commercial Motor Vehicle
|Container on flat Car. A method of transporting containers on rail cars. A typical COFC rail car can accommodate between two and four TEUs in a double stack configuration.
|Charging for the use of road space in reflection of the costs which are imposed on other users.
|Consumer Price Index
|Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
|Center for Urban Transportation Research. One of several national transportation centers, CUTR is located within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida.
|Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks
|Commercial Vehicle Operations
|Decibels on the A-Weighted Scale
|The process of returning with an empty trailer or rail car after delivering a load.
|Differential Global Positioning System. Used to determine the location of vehicles, rail cars, equipment and shipments. Used in conjunction with Mobile Inventory Vehicles.
|Department of Homeland Security
|Department of Defense
|Department of Transportation
|Two containers stacked vertically on a train. Doubles the capacity but there are problems with clearances of bridges and tunnels. Double stacks must be transported on routes specifically designed to accommodate the higher vertically stacked containers. Specifically the recommended height by the AREA of obstructions along the route is 23 feet. (1995, Wegmann et al).
|The process of transferring goods locally from one means of transport to another. Example: Using trucks to dry cargo from a port to a rail facility across town.
|Development of Regional Impact
|Environmental Impact Assessment
|Environmental Impact Statement
|Existing Land Use Map
|Emergency Medical Services
|Environmental Protection Agency
|Engineer of Record
|Electronic Toll Collection
|Federal Aviation Administration
|Freight Activity Center
|Fatal Accident Reporting System
|Freight Action Strategy. A public/private partnership between the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma , the Puget Sound Regional Council and the Washington Department of Transportation.
|Floridians for Better Transportation
|Florida Department of Transportation
|Final Environmental Impact Statement
|Federal Emergency Management Agency
|Forty-foot Equivalent Unit. Refers to capacity measurement of containerized freight. Equal to two TEUs. (See TEU below for definition). A FEU container measures 40’L x 8′ W x 8.5 ‘ H.
|Florida Geographic Data Library
|Federal Highway Administration
|Florida Intrastate Highway System
|Another term used for COFC that refers to containers transferred from ships at seaports (1995, Wegmann et al).
|Future Land Use Map
|Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
|Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
|Finding of No Significant Impact
|Federal Railroad Administration
|Freight Friendly Design Criteria
|Road and intersection design that enhance the flow of freight movement and minimize delay wherever possible. For example: designing right-hand turns with wider turning radii and longer acceleration lanes.
|See Intermodal Logistic Center
|Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling Structure
|Federal Transit Administration
|Florida Transportation Commission
|Florida Transportation Plan
|Free Trade Zone
|Gross Domestic Product
|Geographic Information System
|Goods Movement Mapping Application
|Gross Moves Per Hour
|Global Positioning System
|Gross Vehicle Weight
|Highway Capacity Manual
|High Occupancy Toll
|High Occupancy Vehicle
|Highway Performance Monitoring System
|Highway Trust Fund
|Interstate Commerce Commission
|Intermodal Interface Center
|Intermodal Logistics Center (a.k.a. Integrated Logistics Centers). ILCs are large facilities covering hundreds of acres that provides for the intermodal transfer of goods between modes that may include rail, trucking, air, and seaport in various combinations depending on location. ILC are best located near major highway corridors to make it easy to get the goods on and off the facility. In some cases other services are provided including fuel, driver services, hotel accommodations, food facilities, and security. Complimentary businesses are also collocated such as warehousing and distribution centers
|Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
|Transportation systems that use information, communication, sensor, and control technologies to achieve improved levels of performance (1996, Abbasi)
|A new method of loading and unloading roll on/off trailers from rail cars using 1200 foot-long continuous platform with a split ramp in the center and a power unit on each end. Can handle any combination of trailer length and train sets can move as many as 40 trailers at a time. The system is currently employed by CSX Railroad in Chicago and Detroit. (1999, Volpe Center)
|The process of addressing the linkages, interactions, and movements between modes of transportation.
|Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
|Intermodal Trade Data System
|Institute of Transportation Engineers
|Intelligent Vehicle Highway System
|Level of Service
|Long Range Transportation Plan
|Less than Truckload
|Less-Than-Truckload carriers often referred to as break-bulk shippers because they carry cargo for more than one shipper. Large loads, from TL companies, are broken down in break-bulk terminals for re-shipment by the LTL companies.
|Mobile Inventory Vehicle
|Memorandum of Agreement
|Memorandum of Understanding
|Miles Per Gallon
|Metropolitan Planning Organization. A local transportation planning organization found in each of the major metropolitan areas responsible for long-range transportation planning.
|Metropolitan Statistical Area
|Metropolitan Transportation System. The “Metropolitan Transportation System as defined in ISTEA has a multimodal focus, an integration focus and a functional focus. As such, it reaches beyond the old road categories to look at principal arterials in the metropolitan areas, transit corridors, intermodal facilities such as trucking distribution centers, passenger terminals, ports, airports and railheads, as well as rail rights of way. The focus is on the integration of all the modes in the way that the user integrates modes in a trip into a functioning metropolitan system”(Dittmar, 1994).
|A process of collectively addressing all modes of transportation.
|Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
|National Ambient Air Quality Standards
|National Association of Regional Councils
|North American Free Trade Agreement
|National Bridge Inventory
|National Cooperative Highway Research Program
|National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
|National Highway Institute
|National Highway System
|National Safety Council
|National Transportation Region. There are 89 NTARs around the country.
|National Transportation Safety Board
|Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers
|Origin-Destination. A transportation survey that reveals the origins and destinations of vehicles surveyed.
|Project Development and Environment
|Another commonly used term for TOFC and/or COFC (1995, Wegmann et al).
|Pavement Management System
|Proof of Delivery
|Port of Entry
|Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems. A Federal System for real-time tide and current information.
|Positive Train Control
|Positive Train Separation
|Planned Unit Development
|Roadway Characteristics Inventory or Roadway Congestion Index
|Radio Frequency Identification
|Regional Goods Movement Advisory Committee
|Record of Decision (EIS)
|Regional Transportation Authority
|Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
|Shipper’s Export Declaration
|Standard Industrial Classification
|Strategic Intermodal System
|Shipper Load, Shipper Count/Shipper Load, Driver Count
|Single Occupant Vehicle
|State Transportation Improvement Program
|Standard Transportation Commodity Classification
|Surface Transportation Program
|Third Party Logistics Provider. A specialist who provides a variety of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services to buyers and sellers.
|Technical Advisory Committee
|Traffic Analysis Zone
|Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority
|Tampa Bay Regional Goods Movement Study
|Transportation Concurrency Exception Area
|Transportation Concurrency Management Area
|Transportation Demand Management
|Transfer of Development Rights
|Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.
|Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit. Refers to capacity measurement of containerized freight. Because containers and trailers come in various sizes from 20 to 53 feet in length it is difficult to express the capacities of trains and ships. The TEU is used to convert capacities to a single known unit of a 20-foot container (20L x 8W x 8.5H). For example, a 40-foot trailer would equal 2 TEUs, a 50-foot trailer would equal 2.5 TEUs (1995, Wegmann et al).
|Transportation Improvement Program
|Truckload Carriers service large customers that have sufficient cargo to make up a full truckload.
|Transportation Management Area
|Trailer on Flat Car. This term is used to describe the method of transporting entire trailers on rail flat cars.
|Transportation Provider Advisory Group. Representatives from the Tampa Bay Region organized from for-hire trucking firms and companies with internal fleets, CSXT Railroad, and provider organizations including the American Trucking association (ATA) and the Florida Trucking Association (FTA).
|Transportation Automated Measuring System
|Transportation Research Board
|Technical Review Team
|Transportation Security Administration
|Transportation System Management
|Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A& M University (National Congestion Statistics)
|Uniform Freight Classification
|Unified Planning Work Program
|U.S. Department of Transportation
|Vehicle Hours of Travel
|Variable Message Sign
|Vehicle Miles Traveled