Names and Titles

ACAA                    Albany County Airport Authority

ANCA                    Adirondack North Country Association

ARRA                    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ATMS                    Advanced Traffic Management System (a.k.a. ITS)

BRT                       Bus Rapid Transit

CDRPC                  Capital District Regional Planning Commission

CDTA                    Capital District Transportation Authority

CDTC                     Capital District Transportation Committee

FAST Act               Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act

FHWA                    Federal Highway Administration

FTA                        Federal Transit Administration

HBRR                    Highway Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement

ISTEA                    Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991

ITS                         Intelligent Transportation Systems

IVHS                      Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (a.k.a. ITS)

MAP-21                 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act

MPO                       Metropolitan Planning Organization

NEPA                     National Environmental Policy Act

NHPP                     National Highway Performance Program

NHS                       National Highway System

NYSDOL               New York State Department of Labor

NYSDOT               New York State Department of Transportation

PMS                       Pavement Management System

RABA                    Revenue Aligned Budget Authority

SAFETEA-LU       Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users

SEQRA                  State Environmental Quality Review Act

SIP                          State Implementation Plan

Smart Bus              Transit Bus Equipped with Transit ITS

SPP                         Statewide Prioritization Program

STBG                     Surface Transportation Block Grant

STAR                     Special Transit Service Available by Request (Paratransit)

STEP                      Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program

TA                          Transportation Alternatives

TEA-21                  Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

Thruway                 New York State Thruway Authority

TIP                         Transportation Improvement Plan

TMA                      Transportation Management Area

TSM                       Transportation Systems Management


TIP Number Prefixes

A                            Albany

R                             Rensselaer

RG                          Regional

S                             Schenectady

SA                          Saratoga

T                             Transit


Project Types

Airport                   Airport Improvement

Bike/Ped                Bicycle or Pedestrian Project

Br.Recon'n             Bridge Reconstruction

Br.Replace             Bridge Replacement

Bridg/TrOp            Bridge Replacement and Capacity Improvement

Bridge/Cap             Bridge Replacement and Capacity Improvement (Subject to Federal Clean Air Act Analysis)

BridgeDeck            Bridge Deck Repair

BridgeMisc            Miscellaneous Bridge Work

CapitalFac              Capital Facilities Improvements (Transit)

CapitalVeh             Capital Vehicles Improvements (Transit)

Landscape              Landscaping Projects

Miscellan               Miscellaneous

New Bridge            New Bridge Construction (Subject to Federal Clean Air Act Analysis)

New Cons'n            New Construction Subject to Federal Clean Air Act Analysis)

ProbAsses               Problem Assessment

R&P                       Rehabilitation & Preservation

Recon/Cap             Highway Reconstruction & Capacity Improvement (Subject to Federal Clean Air Act Analysis)

Recon/TrOp           Highway Reconstruction & Capacity Improvement

Reconst'n               Highway Reconstruction

Resurface               Highway Resurfacing

Safety                     Safety Improvements

Traff Op'n              Traffic Operations Improvement

Trans.Misc             Miscellaneous Transit Project



C                             Construction, Inspection and Supervision of Construction and Contingencies

D                            Detailed Design (Highway Projects)

F                             Facility Construction, Repair or Purchase

I                              Right-of-Way Incidentals

P                             Preliminary Engineering (Highway Projects)

S                             Professional Services (Transit Projects)

R                             Right-of-Way Acquisition

V                            Vehicles Purchase (Transit)


Responsible Agencies

Airport                   Airport Authority

CDTA                    Capital District Transportation Authority

CDTC                     Capital District Transportation Committee

City                        City of Jurisdiction

County                   County of Jurisdiction

NYSDOT               New York State Department of Transportation

Port                         Albany Port District Commission

Town                      Town of Jurisdiction

Village                   Village of Jurisdiction


Miscellaneous Abbreviations

AVL                       Automatic Vehicle Location

BRT                       Bus Rapid Transit

EAP                        NYSDOT Environmental Action Plan

EIS                         Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA)

IS                            Intersection

NA                          Not Applicable

PIN                         Project Identification Number (used by NYSDOT)

TMC                       Traffic Management Center


Funding Sources

5307-ATI               FTA Section 5307 Associated Transit Improvement

5307-Enh               FTA Section 5307 Transit Enhancement

5307-OP                 FTA Section 5307 Operating Assistance

5307-S                    FTA Section 5307 for Saratoga Springs

5316-Sar                 FTA Section 5316 for Saratoga Springs

5317-Sar                 FTA Section 5317 for Saratoga Springs

AIP                         Airport Improvement Program

Bond                       New York State 1988 Bond Issue

Byways                  Scenic Byways Funds

CHIPS                    Consolidated Highway Improvement Program

CMAQ                   Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program

CMAQ-NY            CMAQ funds from the NY allocation, rather than the Region

Demo.                    Federal Demonstration (Discretionary or Earmarked)

Demo.100              Demo. funds with no local or state match (100% federal)

FA                          Miscellaneous Federal Aid

GRT                       Gross Receipts Tax

HBRR                    Highway Bridge Rehabilitation & Replacement

HBRR-Dis              Highway Bridge Rehabilitation & Replacement Discretionary

HBRR-NY             HBRR funds from the NY allocation, rather than the Region

HBRR-100             HBRR funds with no local or state match (100% federal)

HSIP                       Highway Safety Improvement Program

IAP                         Industrial Access Program

IM                          Interstate Maintenance

IVHS                      Federal IVHS Discretionary Fund Source

Local                      100% Local (Above and beyond required match)

NFA                       Miscellaneous Non-Federal Aid

NHPP                     National Highway Performance Program

NHS                       National Highway System

OperAssis               Operating Assistance

PLH                        Public Lands & Highways

Rail                        Rail crossing funds (a subset of HSIP)

Safety                     HSIP at MPO discretion for highway use

SALB                     State Aid for Local Bridges

SDF                        State Dedicated Fund

Sec 3037                FTA Section 3037 (Access to Jobs)

Sec 5307                FTA Section 5307

Sec 5309                FTA Section 5309

Sec 5310                FTA Section 5310

Sec 5311                FTA Section 5311

Sec 5316                FTA Section 5316

Sec 5317                FTA Section 5317

SRTS                      Safe Routes to Schools

State                       100% State, including State Multimodal Program

Stim                        Stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

StimNew                Stimulus funds not replacing other funding

StimRail                 Stimulus funds for rail

StimT                     Stimulus funds for transit

StimTNew              Stimulus funds for transit not replacing other funding

STP                        Surface Transportation Program

STP-Enh.                STP Enhancements

STP-Flex                STP Flexible

STP-Rail                STP Rail

STP-Rur.                STP Rural

STP-Safe                STP Safety 

STP-SMU               STP Small Urban Area

STP-Urb.                STP Urban

TCSP                      Transportation, Community & System Preservation

Thruway                 New York State Thruway Authority

TOA                       State Transit Operating Assistance


Other Notes

Func. Class.            Functional Classification

Ln-Mi                     Lane Miles

Mi                           Mile(s)

Plan Ref.                Plan Reference

Res. Agency           Responsible Agency

Soft Match             In-Kind Services of Preliminary Engineering Provides Local Match


Functional Classifications

RI                           Rural Interstate

RL                          Rural Local

RmA                       Rural Minor Arterial

RMC                      Rural Major Collector

RmC                       Rural Minor Collector

RPA                        Rural Principal Arterial

UI                           Urban Interstate

UL                          Urban Local

UmA                      Urban Minor Arterial

UmC                       Urban Minor Collector

UMC                      Urban Major Collector

UPA                       Urban Principal Arterial (Other Street)

UPE                        Urban Principal Arterial (Expressway)


Plan References

504                         Section 504 Plan

9W                         Route 9W Corridor Study

ADA                       Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Alb CBD                Albany Downtown Circulation Study

Ball                        Balltown Road Study

Beth                        Bethlehem Study

Bike                        CDTC Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan

Burdeck                  Burdeck Street Corridor Study (Rotterdam)

CapAlb                   Capitalize Albany

CMS                       Congestion Management System

E&H                       Elderly and Handicapped Plan Recommendations

Erie                        Erie Boulevard-Maxon Road Transportation Study

Exit26                    Thruway Exit 26 Study

Exit3                      Northway Exit 3 Study

GEIS/Air                Albany County Airport Generic Environmental Impact Study

GEIS/Lisha            Lisha Kill Generic Environmental Impact Study (Colonie)

Goods                     Goods Movement Task Force Report

GOP                       NYSDOT Goal Oriented Program

HWCond                Highway Condition Report

Multim                   State Multimodal Program

NV                          New Visions Regional Transportation Plan

N'way                     Northway MIS

Park&Ride             CDTC's Park & Ride Recommendations

Pine                        Pine Bush Study

RASP                     Regional System Aviation Plan (CDRPC)

RenAmtrak            Rensselaer Amtrak Station Study

Rt50                       Route 50 Corridor Study

Rt7                         Route 7 Corridor Study

RTP                        Regional Transportation Plan

SarNeed                 Saratoga County Transit Needs Assessment

Schen2000             Schenectady 2000

SCOTS                   Human Service Agency Transportation Coordination Study

TSM2                     Traffic Count/Transportation Systems Management

UPWP                    Unified Planning Work Program