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List of Abbreviations

AARP

American Association of Retired Persons

ADA

American with Disabilities Act

ADAAG

American with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

ADART

Autonomous Dial-A-Ride Transit (Corpus Christi, TX)

AoA

Administration on Aging

API

Application Program Interface

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

APTS

Advanced Public Transportation Systems

APWA

American Public Works Association

AT

Assistive Technologies

AVL

Automatic Vehicle Location

BART

Bay Area Rapid Transit

BTS

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

CAD

Computer-Aided Dispatch

CAP

Community Access Program

CARTS

Capital Area Rural Transit System (Austin, TX)

CASD

Computer-Aided Scheduling and Dispatch

CATA

Cape Ann Transit Authority

CCAM

Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (formerly the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility)

CCRTA

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority

CMS

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

COG

Council of Governments

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CP

Connection Protection

CRRAFT

Client Referral, Ridership and Financial Tracking (New Mexico)

CTA

Chicago Transit Authority

CTAA

Community Transportation Association of America

CTAP

Community Transportation Assistance Program

CTS

Coordinated Transit System

DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DARTS

Dakota Area Resources and Transportation for Seniors (Minneapolis, MN)

DOEd

Department of Education

DOL

Department of Labor

DOT

Department of Transportation

DR

Demand Response

DRT

Demand Response Transit Services

ESPA

Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation In Our Nation)

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

FR

Fixed Route

FTA

Federal Transit Administration

FY

Fiscal Year

GAO

Government Accountability Office, formerly the U.S. General Accounting Office

GIS

Geographic Information System

GPS

Global Positioning System

GUI

Graphical User Interface

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HS

Human Service Agency

ITS

Intelligent Transportation System

IVR

Interactive Voice Response

JARC

Job Access and Reverse Commute

JPO

Joint Program Office

LED

Light Emitting Diode

MBTA

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

MDC

Mobile Data Computer

MDT

Mobile Data Terminal

MOE

Measures of Effectiveness

MPO

Metropolitan Planning Organization

MSAA

Mobility Services for All Americans

MTA

Flint (Michigan) Mass Transportation Authority

MTAP

Multi-State Technical Assistance Program

MTC

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (Oakland , CA)

MUST

Maryland Upper Shore Transit

NCSL

National Conference of State Legislatures

NHA

Northland Healthcare Alliance

NTI

National Transit Institute

NYCT

New York City Transit

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratories

PCTS

Polk County Transit

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

RFI

Request for Information

RIAS

Remote Infrared Audible Signals

RPTTAP

Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program

RTAP

Rural Transportation Assistance Program

RTD

Regional Transit District (Denver, CO)

RTT

Request to Talk

RYDE

Reach Your Destination Early (Kearney , NE)

SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation

SEPTA

South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (Philadelphia , PA)

SMART

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TCP

Transfer Connection Protection

TCRP

Transit Cooperative Research Program

TDHS

Texas Department of Human Services

TEA-21

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

TMCC

Traveler Management Coordination Center

TRB

Transportation Research Board

TRPA

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

TTY

Text Telephone (sometimes TDD or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf)

TX

Taxi

USDOT

U.S. Department of Transportation

UTA

Utah Transit Authority

UWR

United We Ride

VCTC

Ventura County (California) Transportation Commission

VP

Vanpool

WAAS

Wide Area Augmentation Service

WMATA

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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