Transportation Acronyms, Dictionaries,Glossaries, and Thesauri Guides By Subject

For this list in alphabetical order, please go here

Aviation

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Management Glossary

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners Glossary/Acronyms

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airports Acronym Glossary

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations, Acronym Guide

Twin Cities Metropolitan Council Air Transportation Glossary

 

Economics

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Glossary of Budget Terms

National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Commission Glossary

Northeastern Vermont Development Association Transportation Glossary

 

Energy

Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Glossary

 

Engineering

ASTM Online Dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology

 

Environment

California Air Resources Board, Glossary of Air Pollution Terms

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Air Pollution Terms (California Air Resources Board)

US Environmental Protection Agency Partner Resources Glossary

 

Freight

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Freight Glossary

Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) Protect Your Move Glossary of Terms

Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) Trucking Terms

 

Highways and Roads

AASHTO Transportation Glossary

Arkansas Highways Transportation Glossary

Austroads Glossary of Terms

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) International Organization Acronyms

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Planning Glossary

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Planning for Operations Glossary

Glossary of Highway Quality Assurance Terms (2002)

Glossary of Highway Quality Assurance Terms (2005)

Pavement Interactive Glossary

US Highways Glossary of Highway Terms

World Road Association (PIARC) Terminology

 

Intelligent Transport Systems

National ITS Architecture Glossary/U.S. DOT

Vocabulaire trilingue des systèmes de transport intelligents - Trilingual Vocabulary of Intelligent Transport Systems - Vocabulario Trilingüe de los Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte

 

Maritime

American Association of Port Authorities, Glossary of Maritime Terms

Maritime Administration (MARAD) Glossary of Shipping Terms

Maritime Glossary

 

Medical

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Transportation Recommendations Glossary

 

Other

Human Factors Design Guidelines Glossary

Innovative Program Delivery Glossary

NEMA -- Popular Acronyms

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Glossary

 

Packaging

Department of Energy, Glossary of Transportation/Packaging Terms

 

Pedestrian

International Pedestrian Lexicon

 

Pipelines

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Gas Integrity Management Glossary

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials and Pipeline terms

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Pipeline Glossary

 

Planning

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Glossary of Planning Acronyms and Terms

On Line TDM Encyclopedia

 

Rail

California High Speed Blog Glossary

Railroad Retirement Board, Glossary of Railroad Retirement Board Terms

Railway Technical Web Pages Glossaries

San Diego Railroad Museum, Railroad Definitions

Trains Railroading Glossary

Union Pacific Railroad Terms Glossary

 

Safety

Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents

Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Glossary

 

Standards

ASTM G193 - Standard Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion

ITS Standards Program Glossary of Terms

 

Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Transportation Expressions Guide and Acronym Guide

TranStats Glossary

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Glossary for Transport Statistics

 

Trade

Foreign Trade Glossary of Terms

 

Transit and Public Transportation

APTA's Glossary of Transit Terminology

APTA's Public Transportation Definitions

Dictionary for Overhead Contact Systems with Pantograph and Trolley Pole Operations 

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Glossary of Budget Terms

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Glossary of Commuter Choice Terms

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transit Glossary

FTA Glossary of Commuter Choice Terms

Glossary of National Transit Database Terms

Los Angeles MTA

metroMagazine Glossary

North Carolina Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Glossary & Acronyms

Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC) Transportation Glossary

 

Transportation

Australian Transport Index Thesaurus

CalTrans Transportation Acronyms

Canada-U.S. Transportation Border Working Group (TBWG) Glossary

Community Transportation Association Glossary of Transportation Terms

Dictionary of Florida Transportation Acronyms

Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), Terminology on Combined Transport (French; English; German; Russian)

El Paso County Colorado Glossary of Transportation Terms

Eye for Transport Glossary of Transportation Terms (freight)

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Transportation Glossary

Glossary of Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Terms

Idaho Transportation Department

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Glossary

Mineta Transportation Institute Glossary of Transportation Terms

Minnesota Department of Transportation, General Glossary of Terms

Missoula County Transportation Glossary and Acronyms

North Carolina Department of Transportation Glossary

North Carolina Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Glossary & Acronyms

RTAMS Transportation Terminology Glossary

Transport Research Knowledge Centre Glossary

Transportation Acronym Guide

Transportation Research Group, Collection of Acronyms Related to Transport (CART)

Transportation Expressions

Transportation Demand Management Glossary of Key Words and Phrases

 

Vehicles

Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Glossary

Industry Canada: Glossary of Automotive Terms

SAE Glossary of Automotive Terms

 

Matt Barrett, Los Angeles MTA, originally posted a copy of their list of transportation and transportation-related acronyms, dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauri guides to the SLA Transportation Division electronic list. Several contributors posted additional resources that were incorporated to create an enhanced list and a new subject list was also developed.

The TRB LIST Committee is delighted to make both lists available to the transportation community and deeply thanks Matt and all other contributors.

Contributors:

Matthew Barrett BarrettM@metro.net

Betsy Aldridge Betsy.Aldridge@PACCAR.com

Jennifer Boteler Jennifer.Boteler.CTR@dot.gov

Rebecca Christie ChrisRe@wsdot.wa.gov

Glenn Cole GCole@tac-atc.ca

Andrew Meier andrew.meier@ARRB.COM.AU

Sabina Tannenbaum STannenbaum@ltk.com

Roberto A. Sarmiento r-sarmiento@northwestern.edu

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