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Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning Framework (2011)

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38 ADM Architecture Development Method AFC Automated Fare Collection ANSI American National Standards Institute APC Automatic Passenger Counter APTA American Public Transportation Association APTS Advanced Public Transportation System ATIS Advanced Traveler Information System AVL Automated Vehicle Location BC Business Case BCM Business Case Methodology BPI Business Plan Initiation BSI Bus Stop Inventory CAD Computer Aided Dispatch CIN Consumer Information Network CIO Chief Information Officer CIS Customer Information System COTS Commercial Off-The-Shelf [software] CSF Critical Success Factors DB Data Base DBA Data Base Administrator DBMS Data Base Management System EA Enterprise Architecture EAP Enterprise Architecture Planning EIA Electronics Industries Alliance FAA Federal Aviation Administration FEA Federal Enterprise Architecture FHWA Federal Highway Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration GIS Geographic Information System GPS Global Positioning System IEC International Electrotechnical Commission IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Abbreviations and Acronyms

INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering IR Incident Report IT Information Technology IT/ITS Information Technology/Intelligent Transportation System ITS Intelligent Transportation System IVBSS Intelligent Vehicle-Based Safety Systems ISO International Organization for Standardization KCM King County Metro Transit (headquartered in Seattle) MARTA Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority MDT Miami-Dade Transit NASCIO National Association of State Chief Information Officers NTCIP National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocols O&M Operations and Maintenance OS Operating System PC Personal Computer PIR Post-Implementation Review PROI Public Return on Investment PMO Project Management Office RACI Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed RFP Request for Proposals RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. DOT ROI Return on Investment RT Real Time RTS Real Time System SDLC System Development Life Cycle SE Systems Engineering SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority TCIP Transit Communications Interface Profiles TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TCO Total Cost of Ownership TEAP Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework TSP Transit Signal Priority TriMet Tri-county Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon U.S. DOT United States Department of Transportation UTA Utah Transit Authority WAN Wide Area Network WMATA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 39

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