Category: Planning

AA/DEIS

Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement. A detailed informational document that presents an analysis of all reasonable alternatives to resolve a transportation need, the probable environmental effects and mitigation measures for significant effects. Under federal law, the AA/DEIS was replaced with…

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

ABSTRACT CHOICE MODEL

A model based on the assumption that it is not necessary to identify travel choice variables by the name of their mode, destination, time of day, or other characteristic; instead, they are identified by their attributes, for example, variables describing…

ACCESS SERVICES INC. (ASI)

This service is designed exclusively for passengers requiring specialized transportation vehicles and services mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Originally managed by the LACMTA, the Department was restructured as a non-profit, independent agency under the name Access Services Inc.…

ACCESS-TO-JOBS

Access-to-Jobs is the name given to the current initiative by the Federal Transit Administration to provide transportation to unemployed and underemployed individuals as part of Welfare-to-Work initiatives by health and human services department, at federal, state and local levels. (APTA)

ACCESSIBILITY POINT

In planning, a measure of the access of a certain point to activities throughout the region.

ACCESSIBILITY REGION

In planning, a measure of the ability of all peoples in all zones within a certain region to travel to other zones within that same region.