Computer Programs
AIMSUN          ?
ALOGIT          (Discrete choice logit models)
ARCADY          Assessment of Roundabout CApacity and DelaY
ASTRID          Automatic SCOOT Traffic Information Database
CAPSET          (Improved combination of SIGCAP & SIGSET)
COBA            COst Benefit Analysis (program used for UK road schemes)
CONTRAM         Continuous Traffic Assignment Model
DRACULA         Dynamic Route Assignment Combining User Learning and microsimulAtion
LASP            Leeds Adaptive Stated Preference
LINSIG          ?
MASCOT          Multicriteria Assessment of Scheme Options in Transport
MASQUAD         ?
NEMIS           ?NEtwork MIcroSimulation
NETSIM          (Network simulation program developed by FHWA)
OSCADY          Optimised Signals CApacity and DelaY
PICADY          Priority Intersections CApacity and DelaY
PLUTO           Planning Land-Use and Transport Options
QVIEW           ?
SAS             Statistical Analysis System
SATURN          Simulation & Assignment of Traffic to Urban Road Networks
SCOOT           Split, Cycle & Offset Optimisation Technique
SIDRA           Signal Intersection Design & Research Aid (ARRB)
SIGCAP          (Program for assessing traffic capacity of signal controlled junctions)
SIGSET          (Program for calculating traffic signal settings)
SPOT            Sistemma Per Optimizatione di Trafico
SPSS            Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
TRANSYT         Traffic Network StudY Tool
TRICS           Trip Rate Information Computer System
TRIO            (Box-Cox Transformed Logit)
TRIPS           (Transportation planning software package)
UTOPIA          ?
VLADIMIR        Variable Legend Assessment Device for Investigation of Individual Route choice

                Professional Bodies
CIT             Chartered Institute of Transport (Intnl)
CSS             County Surveyors' Society (UK)
ICE             Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
IEE             Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK)
IEEE            Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (USA)
IHT             Institution of Highways and Transportation (UK)
ILT             Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
TEG             Transport Economists Group
TPS             Transport Planning Society (UK)

                National Government
DDA             Disability Discrimination Act
DETR            Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
DoE             (ex) Department of the Environment
DoT             (ex) Department of Transport
DTp             (ex) Department of Transport
DTI             Department of Trade & Industry
GDP             Gross Domestic Product
GNP             Gross National Product
GOYH            Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber
HA              Highways Agency
IRO             Integrated Regional Office
OPRAF           (ex)Office of Passenger Rail Franchising
ORR             Office of the Rail Regulator
PACTS           Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
PPG             Planning Policy Guidance
PSBR            Public Sector Borrowing Requirement
RDA             Regional Development Agency
RPG             Regional Planning Guidance
RTS             Regional Transport Strategy
SACTRA          Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment
SEU             Social Exclusion Unit
s               SRA (Shadow) Strategic Rail Authority

                European Community
AIM             ?
CEC             Commision of the European Communities
CORDIS          Community Research and Development Information Service
DG              Directorate General
DGTREN          DG for Transport and Energy
DG              VII (ex)DG for Transport
DG              XIII (ex)DG for (inter alia) Telematics networks and services applied to transport
DRIVE           Dedicated Road Infrastructure for Vehicle Efficiency & Safety in Europe
EC              (ex) European Community
ECMT            European Council of Ministers of Transport
ECU             (ex) European Currency Unit
ERTICO          European Road Transport Informatics Coordination Organisation
EU              European Union
FP4             The 4th Framework Programme
PROMETHEUS      PROgraMme for European Traffic with Highest Efficiency and Unprecedented Safety
RACE            ?
TIG             ?
TEN             Trans European Network
TERN            TransEuropean Road Network
THERMIE         ?

                DRIVE projects
ADEPT           Automatic Debiting and Electronic Payment for Transport
ALERT           Advice and Problem Location for European Road Traffic
CASH            Coordination of Activities for Standardisation of Hades
GEMINI          Generation of Messages in the New Integrated Road Transport Environment
HOPES           HOrizontal Project for the Evaluation of Safety
PAMELA          Pricing and Monitoring Automatically of Automobiles
PLEIADES        Paris to London Corridor ?
PRIMAVERA       Priority Management for Vehicle Efficiency, Environment & Road Safety on Arterials
ROMANSE         Road Management System for Europe
SCOPE           Applications of ATT in Southampton, Cologne and Piraeus
VRU-TOO         Vulnerable Road User Traffic Observation and Optimisation

                FP4 Projects
CLEOPATRA       City Laboratories Engaged in ?
SOFTICE         Survey on Freight Transport Including Cost Comparison in Europe
STEMM           Strategic European Multi-Modal Modelling

                Other International Organisations
ADB             Asian Development Bank
ARRB            Australian Road Research Board
ASEAN           Association of South East Asian Nations
EBRD            European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
EFTA            European Free Trade Association
EIB             European Investment Bank
FHWA            Federal HighWay Administration (USA)
GATT            General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
IBRD            International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (see WB)
ICAO            International Civil Aviation Organisation
IMF             International Monetary Fund
ISO             International Standards Organisation
NAFTA           North American Free Trade Area
NATO            North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
OECD            Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
PIARC           Permanent International Association of Road Congresses
UN              United Nations
WB              World Bank (another name for IBRD)

                Transport Jargon
ADS             Automatic Debiting System
AID             Automatic Incident Detection
ANPR            Automatic Number Plate Recognition
ATC             (ex) Area Traffic Control
ATC             Air Traffic Control
ATP             Automatic Train Protection
ATT             (ex) Advanced (Road) Transport Telematics
AVI             Automatic Vehicle Identification
AVL             Automatic Vehicle Location
AWS             Automatic Warning System
CITRAC          Centrally Integrated TRAffic Control (Glasgow)
DBFO            Design, Build, Finance, Operate
DBO             Design, Build, Operate
ERP             Electronic Road Pricing
ETC             Electronic Toll Collection
ETM             Electronic Ticket Machine
EVSC            External Vehicle Speed Control
FEDICS          Forth Estuary Driver Information & Control System
GCP             Green Commuter Plan
GTP             Green Travel Plan
GVW             Gross Vehicle Weight
HGV             Heavy Goods Vehicle
ISA             Intelligent Speed Adaptation
ITS             Intelligent Transport Systems
IVHS            (ex) Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
IVU             In-Vehicle Unit
JIT             Just-in-time
LGV             Light Goods Vehicle
LoLo            Lift On Lift Off
LRT             Light Rail Transit
NRTF            National Road Traffic Forecasts
NTS             National Travel Survey
OGV             Other Goods Vehicle (Same as HGV)
OTU             Outstation Transmission Unit
PSV             Passenger Service Vehicle
RDC             Regional Distribution Centre
RHTM            Regional Highway Traffic Model
RoRo            Roll On Roll Off
RP              Revealed Preference
RTA             Road Traffic Accident
RTCC            Regional Traffic Control Centre
RTI             (ex) Road Transport Informatics
RTT             Road Transport Telematics
RUC             Road User Charging
SP              Stated Preference
SVD             Selective Vehicle Detection
SVDD            Speed Violation Detection and Deterrence
TMC             Traffic Message Channel (Radio)
TGV             Train  Grande Vitesse (French High Speed Train)
TP              Transfer Price
TPWS            Train Protection Warning System
TTIC            Traffic and Travel Information Centre
UIC             Union Internationale des Chemin De Fer
UTC             Urban Traffic Control
UTMC            Urban Traffic Management and Control
VED             Vehicle Excise Duty
VMS             Variable Message Sign

                Other Related Jargon
AI              Artificial Intelligence
BAP             Bearer Application Protocol
BIF             Bearer Independent Format
BS              British Standard
CCTV            Closed Circuit Television
CEN             Comite European de Normalisation
DSRC            Dedicated Short Range Communication
EBU             European Broadcasting Union
EDI             Electronic Data Interchange
GDP             Gross Domestic Product
GIS             Geographic Information System
GNP             Gross National Product
GNSS            Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS             Global Positioning System
GSM             Global System of Mobile Communications
HMI             Human-Machine Interface
html            hypertext mark-up language
ISO             International Standards Organisation
KBS             Knowledge Based System
MMI             Man-Machine Interface
MNL             MultiNomial Logit Model
OLS             Ordinary Least Squares
OPAC            Online Public Access Catalogue
PC              Personal Computer
PMR             Private Mobile Radio
PPP             Public - Private Partnership
RDS             Radio Data System
RDS(TMC)        Radio Data System (Traffic Message Channel)
TETRA           Trans-European Trunked Radio
TLA             Three Letter Acronym
URL             Universal Resource Locator
VCR             Video Cassette Recorder
WWW             World-Wide Web

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        Compiled by F O Montgomery 22/11/93
        Updated with help from PWB, ASF, ADM, CAN, DPW, OMJC, MP, GAW, FNT, BM.
        Last update: 12/01/01