Abbreviations and acronyms

A

 

AAIB

Air Accidents Investigation Branch

ADI

Approved Driving Instructor

AMP

Asset Management Plan

ANMAC

Aircraft Noise Monitoring Advisory Committee

AONB

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

APD

Air Passenger Duty

ASSI

Air Safety Support International

ATM

Automated Traffic Management

ATP

Automatic Train Protection

ATOC

Association of Train Operating Companies

ATOL

Air Travel Organiser Licensing

ATTF

Air Travel Trust Fund

B

 

BAA

BAA plc (formerly British Airports Authority)

BCA

Basic Credit Approval

BR

British Rail

BRB

British Railways Board

BSOG

Bus Service Operators Grant

BTP

British Transport Police

C

 

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

CBI

Confederation of British Industry

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television

CFERs

Consolidated Funds Extra Receipts

CfIT

Commission for Integrated Transport

CHIRP

Confidential Human Incident Reporting Programme

CMF

Capital Modernisation Fund

CMPS

Centre for Management and Policy Studies

CPT

Confederation of Public Transport

CRI

Capital Receipts Initiative

CRUCC

Central Rail Users' Consultative Committee

CSD

Commission on Sustainable Development

CSR

Comprehensive Spending Review

CTRL

Channel Tunnel Rail Link

D

 

DBFO

Design, Build, Finance and Operate

DCMS

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DETR

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (May 1997 - June 2001)

DfES

Department for Education and Skills

DFG

Disabled Facilities Grant

DfID

Department for International Development

DfT

Department for Transport (created May 2002)

DH

Department of Health

DIS

Departmental Investment Strategy

DLR

Docklands Light Rail

DPTAC

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

DSA

Driving Standards Agency

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

DTLR

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (June 2001-May 2002)

DVLA

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

DVLC

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre

DVO

Driver, Vehicle and Operator

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

DWP

Department for Work and Pensions

E

 

EA

Environment Agency

EASA

European Aviation Safety Agency

EC

European Community

ECHR

European Court of Human Rights

ECJ

European Court of Justice

ECML

East Coast Main Line

EFL

External Financing Limit

EFR

External Financing Requirement

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EMSA

European Maritime Safety Agency

EP

English Partnerships

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ERTMS

European Rail Traffic Management System

ETF

Environment Task Force

EU

European Union

EWS

English, Welsh and Scottish Railways Ltd

F

 

FCO

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FQP

Freight Quality Partnerships

G

 

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

GIS

Geographical Information System

GLA

Greater London Authority

GO

Government Office

GSI

Government Secure Intranet

H

 

HA

Highways Agency

HGV

Heavy Goods Vehicle

HMIP

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution

HMRI

Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate

HMT

Her Majesty's Treasury

HSC

Health and Safety Commission

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

HSL

Health and Safety Laboratory

I

 

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation

ICCS

Integrated Coastguard Communication System

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IRR

International Rail Regulator

ISB

Invest to Save Budget

ISO

International Standards Organisation

IT

Information Technology

ITS

Intelligent Transport Systems

J

 

JAA

Joint Aviation Authorities

JLE

Jubilee Line Extension

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

K

 

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KSI

Killed or Seriously Injured

L

 

LA

Local Authority

LCR

London and Continental Railways Ltd

LEAPs

Local Environment Agency Plans

LRPC

London Regional Passengers' Committee

LRT

Light Rapid Transit

LTUC

London Transport Users Committee

LUL

London Underground Limited

M

 

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MAVIS

Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service

MBU

Making Better Use

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MEHRA

Marine Environment High Risk Area

MIDAS

Motorway Incident and Detection Signalling System

MRG

Metropolitan Railway Grant

MRPS

Metropolitan Railway Passenger Services

MSA

Marine Safety Agency

MWe

Megawatts of Electricity

N

 

NAO

National Audit Office

NATS

National Air Traffic Services

NDPB

Non-Departmental Public Body

NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation

NMP

New Maintenance Programme

NR

Network Rail

NRA

National Rivers Authority

O

 

ODPM

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development

OPRAF

Office of Passenger Rail Franchising

ORR

Office of the Rail Regulator

P

 

PAC

Public Accounts Committee

PFI

Private Finance Initiative

PINS

Planning Inspectorate Agency

POPs

Persistent Organic Pollutants

PPG

Planning Policy Guidance Note

PPM

Public Performance Measure

PPP

Public Private Partnerships

PSA

Public Service Agreement

PSR

Passenger Services Requirement

PSV

Passenger Service Vehicle

PTA

Passenger Transport Authority

PTE

Passenger Transport Executive

Q

 

QEIICC

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

R

 

RAB

Resource Accounting and Budgeting

RAIB

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

RAS

Regional Air Services

RDA

Regional Development Agency

RHS

Revitalising Health and Safety

RIA

Regulatory Impact Assessment

ROSCO

Rolling Stock Leasing Company

RPC

Rail Passenger Committee

RPG

Regional Planning Guidance

RSSB

Rail Safety and Standards Board

RTDF

Rural Transport Development Fund

RTP

Rural Transport Partnership

RUCC

Rail Users' Consultative Committee

S

 

SACTRA

Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SDA

Service Delivery Agreement

SEU

Social Exclusion Unit

SMarT

Support for Maritime Training

SNCB

Belgian Railways

SNCF

French Railways

SOLAS

Safety of Life at Sea

SPA

Special Protection Area

SPAD

Signals Passed at Danger

SPD

Single Programming Document

SR2002

Spending Review 2002

SRA

Strategic Rail Authority

SRB

Single Regeneration Budget

SSA

Standard Spending Assessment

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

STAG

School Travel Advisory Group

T

 

TAN

Traffic Area Network

TfL

Transport for London

TPI

Targeted Programme of Improvements

TRL

Transport Research Laboratory

TSG

Transport Supplementary Grant

TSS

Total Standard Spending

TENs

Trans-European Networks

TOC

Train Operating Company

TPWS

Train Protection and Warning System

TRANSEC

Transport Security (part of DfT)

TSO

The Stationery Office

TVM

Total Value for Money

TWA

Transport and Works Act 1992

U

 

UDCs

Urban Development Corporations

UN

United Nations

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission in Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UMTC

Urban Traffic Management and Control

V

 

VCA

Vehicle Certification Agency

VED

Vehicle Excise Duty

VI

Vehicle Inspectorate

VOSA

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

W

 

WCML

West Coast Main Line

WTO

World Trade Organisation

WHO

World Health Organisation



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