Glossary/Acronyms

AA: Alternatives Analysis

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CIG: Capital Improvement Grant

DEIS: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

EIS: Environmental Impact Statement

EJ: Environmental Justice

EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency

FEIS: Final Environmental Impact Statement

FFGA: Full Funding Grant Agreement

FTA: Federal Transit Administration

GBNRTC: Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council

LOS: Level of Service

LPA: Locally Preferred Alternative

LRT: Light Rail Transit

LRTP: Long Range Transportation Plan

MAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21th Century Act

NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act

NFTA: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

NOI: Notice of Intent

NYSDEC: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYSDOT: New York State Department of Transportation

O&M: Operations and Maintenance

ROMF: Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility

ROD: Record of Decision

ROW: Right-Of-Way

SEQRA: New York State Environmental Quality Act

Scoping: process used to determine the appropriate contents of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Public and agency participation is an integral part of scoping.

TOD: Transit Oriented Development

UB: University at Buffalo, The State University of New York