Frequently Used Acronyms (FUA)

For your information, these are some of the acronyms the MPO works with on a daily basis.


  • AAASWFL  |   Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

  • AADT  |   Average Annual Daily Traffic

  • AARP  |   American Association of Retired Persons

  • AASHTO  |   American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

  • ADA  |   Americans with Disabilities Act

  • ADS  |   Autonomous Driving System

  • AER  |   Annual Expenditure Report

  • AHCA  |   Agency for Health Care Administration

  • AI  |   Artificial Intelligence

  • AMPO  |   Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

  • APR  |   Annual Performance Report

  • APTA  |   American Public Transit Association

  • ARRA  |   American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • ATMS  |   Automatic Traffic Management System

  • AV  |   Autonomous Vehicles

  • BCC  |   Board of County Commissioners

  • BEBR  |   Bureau of Economic and Business Research

  • BPAC  |   Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

  • BMS  |   Bridge Management System

  • CAC  |   Citizens Advisory Committee

  • CAMP  |   Corridor Access Management Plan

  • CAP  |   Commuter Assistance Program

  • CCAA  |   Charlotte County Airport Authority

  • CCC  |   Continuing, Comprehensive and Cooperative Planning Process

  • CDMS  |   Crash Data Management System

  • CFR  |   Code of Federal Regulations

  • CFASPP  |   Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process

  • CHHT  |   Charlotte Harbor Heritage Trails Master Plan

  • CHIP  |   Community Health Improvement Plan

  • CIA  |   Community Impact Assessment

  • CIP  |   Capital Improvements Program

  • CMP  |   Congestion Management Process

  • CMS  |   Congestion Management System

  • COOP  |   Continuity of Operations Plan

  • CPT-HSTP  |   Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation

  • CRA  |   Community Redevelopment Agency

  • CST  |   Construction

  • CTC  |   Community Transportation Coordinator

  • CTD  |   Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

  • CTPP  |   Census Transportation Planning Package

  • CTST  |   Community Traffic Safety Team

  • CUTR  |   University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research

  • CUTS  |   Coordinated Urban Transportation Studies

  • CV  |   Connected Vehicles

  • DBE  |   Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

  • DOEA  |   Department of Elder Affairs

  • DRI  |   Development of Regional Impact

  • D1RPM  |   (FDOT) District 1 Regional Planning Model

  • E+C   |  Existing plus committed (network used in modeling)

  • EAR  |   Evaluation and Appraisal Report (Comprehensive Plan)

  • EIC  |   Englewood Interstate Connector

  • EIS  |   Environmental Impact Statement

  • EJ  |   Environmental Justice

  • EOP  |   Emergency Operations Plan

  • EPA  |   Environmental Protection Agency

  • ETAT  |   Environmental Technical Advisory Team

  • ETDM  |   Efficient Transportation Decision Making

  • EV  |   Electric Vehicles

  • FAC  |   Florida Administrative Code

  • FACTS  |   Florida Association of Coordinated Transportation Systems

  • FAP  |   Federal Aid Program

  • FAA  |   Federal Aviation Administration

  • FAST ACT  |   Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

  • FDOT  |   Florida Department of Transportation

  • FGTS  |   Florida Greenways and Trails System

  • FHWA  |   Federal Highway Administration

  • FIHS  |   Florida Intrastate Highway System

  • FM  |   Financial Management

  • FSUTMS  |   Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure

  • FS  |   Florida Statutes

  • FTA  |   Federal Transit Administration

  • FTC  |   Florida Transportation Commission

  • FTP  |   Florida Transportation Plan

  • FY  |   Fiscal Year

  • GIS  |   Geographic Information Systems

  • GPC  |   General Planning Consultant

  • HOA  |   Home Owners Association

  • HOV  |   High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

  • HP&R/D  |   Highway Planning and Research/Department also known as state “D” funds

  • HSR  |   High Speed Rail

  • ICAR  |   Intergovernmental Coordination and Review.

  • IMS  |   Intermodal Management System

  • ISTEA  |   Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act

  • IT  |   Information Technology

  • ITS  |   Intelligent Transportation System

  • IVHS  |   Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems

  • JARC  |   Job Access Reverse Commute

  • JPA  |   Joint Participation Agreement

  • LAP  |   Local Area Program

  • LCB  |   Local Coordinating Board

  • LEP  |   Limited English Proficiency

  • LIDAR  |   Light Detection and Radar

  • LOS  |   Level of Service

  • LRT  |   Light Rail Transit

  • LRTP  |   Long Range Transportation Plan

  • MAP-21  |   Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century

  • MOA  |   Memorandum of Agreement

  • MOE  |   Measurement of Effectiveness

  • MPA  |   Metropolitan Planning Area

  • MPO  |   Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • MPOAC  |   Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council

  • MPM  |   Mobility Performance Measures

  • MSTU  |  Municipal Service Tax Unit

  • MTP  |   Metropolitan Transportation Plan

  • NEPA  |   National Environmental Policy

  • NHS  |   National Highway System

  • NPS  |   National Park Service

  • NTSB  |   National Transportation Safety Board

  • OPA  |   Official Planning Agency

  • PD&E  |   Project Development and Environmental Study

  • P+R  |   Park and Ride

  • PE  |   Preliminary Engineering (Design)

  • PEA  |   Planning Emphasis Area

  • PL  |   FHWA Metropolitan Planning Funds

  • PMS  |   Pavement Management System

  • PPE  |   Public Participation Element

  • PPP  |   Public Participation Plan

  • RFLI  |   Request for Letters of Interest

  • RFP  |   Request for Proposals

  • RPC  |   Regional Planning Council

  • RSF  |   Regionally Significant Facility

  • RTCA  |   Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

  • RTP  |   Regional Transportation Plan

  • R/W or ROW  |   Right of Way

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

  • SCAT  |   Sarasota County Area Transit

  • SGA  |   State of Good Repair

  • SIS  |   Strategic Intermodal System

  • SMS  |   Safety Management System

  • SPR  |   State Planning and Research

  • SR  |   State Route

  • SRTS  |   Safe Routes to School

  • STIP  |   Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

  • STP  |   Surface Transportation Program

  • STTF  |   State Transportation Trust Fund

  • SWFRPC  |   Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council

  • SWFTI  |   Southwest Florida Transportation Initiative

  • TAC  |   Technical Advisory Committee

  • TAM  |   Transit Asset Management

  • TAZ  |   Traffic Analysis Zone

  • TD  |   Transportation Disadvantaged

  • TDM  |   Transportation Demand Management

  • TDP  |   Transit Development Plan

  • TDSP  |   Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan

  • TPM  |   Transportation Performance Management

  • T/E  |   Trip and Equipment

  • TE  |   Transportation Enhancement

  • TEA-21  |   Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

  • TIGER  |   Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery

  • TIM  |   Traffic Incident Management

  • TIP  |   Transportation Improvement Program

  • TMA  |   Transportation Management Area

  • TOD  |   Transit Oriented Development

  • TOP  |   Transportation Outreach Program

  • TPO  |   Transportation Planning Organization

  • TRB  |   Transportation Research Board

  • TRIP  |   Transportation Regional Incentive Program

  • TSM  |   Transportation System Management

  • TTF  |   Transit Task Force

  • UPWP  |   Unified Planning Work Program

  • USC  |   United States Code

  • USBC  |   United States Bureau of the Census

  • USDOT  |   United States Department of Transportation

  • UZA  |   Urbanized Area

  • VMT  |   Vehicle Miles Traveled

  • VPD  |   Vehicles per Day

  • YOE  |   Year of Expenditure