Basic glossary of road related terms, abbreviations and acronyms

AASHTO The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACEA The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (French: Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles)
AM            Asset Management
ANAS          Azienda Nazionale Autostrade e Strade (the National Italian Road Agency/Body)

AP Action Plan (CEDR)
APC Action Plan Committee (CEDR)

ASTRA         Bundesamt für Strassen (the National Swiss Road Agency/Body)

BEXPRAC       Benchmarking of EXpenditure and PRACtice of Maintenance and Operation  (CEDR project)
BIM Building information modelling (or Better Information Management)

CAD Connected and Automated Driving

CCAM Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility
CEDR          Conference of European Directors of Roads / Conférence Européenne des Directeurs des Routes
DBFM          Design Build Operate Manage
DG Directorate General of the European Commission

DSS           Decision Support System

EB CEDR’s Executive Board
EC European Commission
EIM European Rail Infrastructure Managers Association
ENCORD European Network of Construction Research and Development
EU European Union
FA Focus Area (CEDR)
FAC Focus Area Coordinator (CEDR)
FHWA Federal Highway Administration (USA)
IAM IS        Integrated Asset Management Information System
Infrastructure  ” The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.” (Oxford English Dictionary)

IRI        International Roughness Index
ITS           Intelligent Transport Systems
KPI           Key Performance Indicator
LCC           Life Cycle Cost
LCCA        Life Cycle Cost Analysis
LoS           Level of Service
NAMP      National Asset Management Plan
NRA        National Road Authority (or Administration)
O&M       Operation and Management
PI            Performance Indicators
PIARC      World Road Association
PPP           Public Private Partnership
SP2           CEDR’s second Strategic Plan (2009–13)
SP3           CEDR’s third Strategic Plan (2013–17)
TG            Technical Group / Task Group
TEN-T     Trans-European Transport Networks
TRA         Transport Research Arena
WG          Working Group


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