Section 7: Acronyms and DefinitionsAnchor: #i1001827
Acronyms and Definitions
CRIA – Cooperative Research and Implementation Agreement
DDO – Refers to TxDOT districts, divisions, and offices.
FPAA – Federal Project Authorization & Agreement, issued by FHWA to obligate funds to TxDOT projects and work programs.
IPR – Implementation Project Recommendation.
NCHRP – National Cooperative Highway Research Program, administered by the Transportation Research Board.
OPR – Office of Primary Responsibility.
PA – Project Advisor, an individual who provides additional expertise on a PMC to assist the Project Director.
PM – An RTI Research Project Manager who manages research and implementation projects for TxDOT from initiation of concept throughout the life of the project.
Portfolio Manager – An RTI Research Project Manager who manages the research and implementation project portfolio for the TxDOT RTI Office.
Project Review Board - TxDOT Administration who provide final review and approval of projects.
Project Team – TxDOT Project Team members or stakeholders included in the Project for Technical expertise.
PS – Project Supervisor, a qualified individual, sometimes referred to as the Principal Investigator, or Research Supervisor assigned by the University to supervise the University’s work on a specific project.
RD&T – Research, Development, and Technology Transfer activity.
RTI – TxDOT’s Research and Technology Implementation Office, responsible for managing TxDOT’s research and implementation programs.
SPR – State Planning and Research Program.
TxDOT – Texas Department of Transportation.