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Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues (2023)

Chapter: APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY AND TERMINOLOGY

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APPENDIX B
GLOSSARY AND TERMINOLOGY

This section will provide an alphabetical list of the terms used in the report that may be unclear to those unfamiliar with the topic of this report.

ADA–Americans with Disabilities Act

ATC–Alternative Technical Concept

ATCMTD–Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment

BAB–Build America Bureau

BUILD–Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development

BUILD Act–Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018

CCIP–Contractor’s Controlled Insurance Program

CDOT–Colorado Department of Transportation

CE–Categorical Exclusion

CERCLA–Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

CEQ–Council on Environmental Quality

CEQA–California Environmental Quality Act

CGL–Commercial General Liability

CHSRA–California High-Speed Rail Authority

CIG–Capital Investment Grant

CIP–controlled insurance program

CM/GC–Construction Manager/General Contractor

CMR–Construction Manager at Risk

CRISI–Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

CRMF–Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility

CSXT–CSX Transportation

DB–design-build

DBB–design-bid-build

DBE–Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

DBF–design-build-finance

DBFOM–design-build-finance-operate-maintain

DBOM–design-build-operate-maintain

DC2RVA–Washington, DC to Richmond Southeast High-Speed Rail

DRPT–Department of Rail and Public Transportation

EA–environmental assessment

EIS–environmental impact statement

FAST Act–Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

FELA–Federal Employees Liability Act

FFGA–Full Funding Grant Agreement

FHWA–Federal Railroad Administration

FONSI–finding of no significant impact

FRA–Federal Railroad Administration

FTA–Federal Transit Administration

GDC–Gateway Development Commission

GWMP–George Washington Memorial Parkway

HBLR–Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

HOV–high-occupancy-vehicle

HSR–High-Speed Rail

ICCTA–Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act

IIJA–Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021

INFRA–Infrastructure for Rebuilding America

ITP–instructions to proposers

MOS–Minimum Operable Segments

MPO–Metropolitan Planning Organization

NEPA–National Environmental Policy Act

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NJ Transit–New Jersey Transit Corporation

OCIP–Owner’s Controlled Insurance Program

P&P bonds–performance and payment bonds

P3 or PPP–Public-Private Partnership

PCIP–Partner Controlled Insurance Plan

PDA–Pre-Development Agreement

PDB–Progressive Design-Build

PMP–Project Management Plan

PRPs–potentially responsible parties

RAISE–Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity

RAMP–Real Estate Acquisition Management Plan

RFI–Request for Information

RFP–Request for Proposal

RFQ–Request for Qualification

ROD–Record of Decision

RRIF–Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing

RTD–Regional Transportation District

Sound Transit–Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority

STB–Surface Transportation Board

TIFIA–Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act

TIGER–Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery

TIP–Transportation Improvement Program

TREX–Metro Denver Transportation Expansion Project

URA–Uniform Relocation and Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970

USDOT–United States Department of Transportation

VAP3–Virginia Department of Transportation’s Office of Public-Private Partnership

VfM–value-for-money

VPRA–Virginia Passenger Rail Authority

VRE–Virginia Railway Express

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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY AND TERMINOLOGY." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26912.
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Transit mega projects are unique, expensive, and often funded by a mix of federal grants and state and local funding. Federal agencies have specific legal requirements, including specific legal provisions to include in contracts and intergovernmental agreements, and provide valuable advice for managing and coordinating such projects.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Legal Research Digest 60: Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues includes lessons learned (successful and unsuccessful) from transit agencies that have overseen federally funded complex mega projects, such as insights from reviewing third-party contracts and intergovernmental agreements, FTA guidance, pertinent legal decisions, and other valuable references.

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