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Frequently Used Acronyms

At UDOT we use several acronyms and to help everyone know what we’re talking about we compiled the following list. If we missed one let us know at udotweb@utah.gov.


AADT = Annual Average Daily Traffic; this is a measure of the traffic on a particular road or section of road. AASHTO = American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials ASI = Administrative Salary Increase ATIS = Advanced Traveler Information System ATMS = Advanced Traffic Management System


B&C Funds = Gas tax generated funds that go to local municipalities for day-to-day operations and road maintenance. BMP = Best Management Practice BRT = Bus Rapid Transit BUILD = Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development


CAT-EX = Categorical Exclusion CAV = Connected and Autonomous Vehicles CFI = Continuous Flow Interchange CHF = Centennial Highway Fund CHNF = Critical Highway Needs Fund CMGC = Construction Management/General Contractor CSS = Context Sensitive Solutions


DAQ = Department of Air Quality DDI = Diverging Diamond Interchange DEQ = Department of Environmental Quality


EA = Environmental Assessment EIS = Environmental Impact Statement EPA = Environmental Protection Agency ePM = Electronic Program Management


FHWA = Federal Highway Administration FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact FTA = Federal Transit Administration


FHWA = Federal Highway Administration FONSI = Finding of No Significant Impact FTA = Federal Transit Administration


HAR = Highway Advisory Radio HMA = Hot Mix Asphalt HPMS = Highway Performance Monitoring System


IDDE = Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination IMT = Incident Management Team ITS = Intelligent Transportation System


LFOT = Local Field Operations Test LID = Low Impact Development LOM = Level of Maintenance LOS = Level of Service LRP = Long Range Plan


MAG = Mountainland Association of Governments MMQA+ = Maintenance Management Quality Assurance Plus MOT = Management of Traffic MPO = Metropolitan Planning Organization MS4 = Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System MUTCD = Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices


NEPA = National Environmental Policy Act NHS = National Highway System NHTSA = National Highway Transportation Safety Association NOFO = Notice of Funding Opportunity


PDBS = Project Development Business System P.E. = Professional Engineer PPP or P³= Public-Private Partnership PS&E = Plans, Specifications & Estimates P+T = Price plus Time


QA/QC = Quality Assurance/Quality Control


RPO = Rural Planning Organization RTP = Regional Transportation Plan RUC = Road Usage Charge


SHPO = State Historic Preservation Office SHRP = Strategic Highway Research Program SIB = State Infrastructure Bank SOP = Standard Operating Procedure SPMT = Self Propelled Modular Transport SR = State Road or Route STIP = Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan SWMP = Stormwater Management Program SWPPP = Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan


TEA21 = Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century TEO = Traffic Engineering Order TCM = Traffic Control Manager TIF = Transportation Investment Fund TIP = Transportation Improvement Program TOC = Traffic Operations Center TSMO = Transportation Systems Management and Operations TTIF = Transit Transportation Investment Fund TTQP = Transportation Technician Qualification Program


UTRAC = Utah Transportation Research Advisory Council USDOT = United States Department of Transportation UTA = Utah Transit Authority


VMS = Variable Message Sign VMT = Vehicle Miles Traveled


WASHTO = Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials WFRC = Wasatch Front Regional Council

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