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Quick Reference Guide to Transit Terms

Public Transit Office
Ed Coven, State Transit Manager

Abbreviations:

  • ADA -- Americans with Disabilities Act
  • CAAA - Clear Air Act Amendment of 1990
  • CAC - Citizens Advisory Committee
  • CMAQ - Congestion Mitigation Air Quality
  • CMS - Congestion Management System
  • CUTR - Center for Urban Transportation Research
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • ETDM - Efficient Transportation Decision Making
  • FCTD - Florida Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged
  • FDOT - Florida Department of Transportation
  • FPTA – Florida Public Transportation Association
  • FTA -- Federal Transit Administration
  • ITS - Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • JPA -- Joint Participation Agreement
  • LGCP -- Local Government Comprehensive Plan
  • LOS - Level of Service
  • LRTP - Long Range Transportation Plan
  • MPO – Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Non-Urbanized -- Areas with population less than 50,000
  • PEA - Planning Emphasis Area
  • PIP - Public Involvement Plan
  • PL - FHWA Urban Planning Funds
  • RPC -- Regional Planning Councils
  • RTAP -- Rural Transit Assistance Program
  • Sec 5303 -- Program that funds planning projects
  • Sec 5307 -- Formula program that funds capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas
  • Sec 5310 -- Programs for capital projects to meet special needs of elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Sec 5311 -- Formula program that funds capital and operating assistance in non-urbanized areas
  • SIS - Strategic Intermodal System
  • State Fleet -- FDOT owned vehicles which are leased to transit provides around the state (around 56 vehicles)
  • TAC - Technical Advisory Committee
  • TD -- Transportation Disadvantaged
  • TDP -- Transit Development Plans
  • TIP - Transportation Improvement Program
  • TSP -- Transit Strategic Plan
  • Urban -- Areas with population greater than 5,000 but less than 50,000
  • Urbanized -- Areas with population greater than 50,000
  • WP -- Work Program

Statutory and Regulatory Authority:

  • 49 CFR Parts 40, 653, 654 Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations
  • 49 CFR Part 659 State Safety Oversight of Rail Fixed Guideway Systems
  • Rule Chapter 14-55, FAC, Fixed Guideway Transportation Systems Safety Criteria
  • Rule Chapter, 14-73, FAC, Public Transit (includes rules for Transit Development Plans)
  • Chapter 14-90, FAC, Equipment and Operational Safety Standards for Bus Transit Systems
  • Procedure 725-030-014 entitled "Safety and Security Oversight Program Fixed Guideway Transportation Systems"
  • provides a Standards Manual
  • Procedure 725-030-001, Public Transportation Vehicle Leasing
  • Procedure 725-030-009, Bus Transit System Safety Program
  • Procedure 725-030-035, Public Transit Substance Abuse Management Program