- 10 MPH Pace Speed
(or: Ten Mile an Hour Pace)
10 mph range in which the majority of vehicles are traveling.
- 100-Year Flood
(or: One-Hundred-Year Flood)
A flood that has a predicted one percent chance of occurring or being exceeded in a given year (on average, it can be expected to occur once in 100 years). 24 VSA 4303 (8) establishes the 100-year Flood as the Base Flood for the purposes of regulations adopted pursuant to Chapter 117.
- 3C’s Process
(or: Three C's)3Cs
A federally-mandated (via the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962) initiative, requiring a “Continuing, Cooperative, & Comprehensive” transportation planning process to be carried out by states, regions, and local communities.
- 3PL Provider
(or: Third-Party Logistics)3PL
A third-party or outsourced freight management service provider, customizing shipping, warehousing, and administrative logistics activities.
- 4A’s of the Federal-Aid Highway Program
(or: Four A's)4As
The process of funding highways that are desginated as part of the Federal-Aid System; Authorization, Appropriation, Apportionment, Allocation
- 4PL Provider
(or: Fourth-Party Logistics)4PL
Similar to a ‘Third-Party Logisitcs’ (3PL) service provider, a 4PL specializes in expertise in the design of ‘Supply Chain Management’ systems, but has no freight moving assets (e.g. warehouses or infrastructure) of its own.
National traveller information phone number designated by the FCC.
Underground damage prevention system (e.g. electric, natural gas, telephone, cable, etc.) information phone number designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In Vermont, this service is known as “Dig Safe”.
- 85th Percentile Speed
(or: Eighty-Fifth Percentile)
The maximum speed at which 85% of all vehicles are travelling.
- Forty-Foot Equivalent Unit
(or: 40-Foot Equivalent Unit)FEU
A Forty-Foot Equivalent Unit is used to express shipping or capacity volume of freight. Using the ISO standard of double the 20-foot shipping container (i.e. TEU – Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) as a means of measurement, FEUs further summarise a general sense of freight traffic moving through major shipping ports commonly reported by government or industry. A FEU is an approximate measure of two containerized cargo units (20 ft. long * 8 ft. wide container), which does not account for container height. An FEU is generally the amount of freight carried by a standard 18-wheel tractor-trailer hauling a 48′ trailer.
- Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit
(or: 20-Foot Equivalent Unit)TEU
A Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit is used to express shipping or capacity volume of freight. Using the ISO standard of a 20-foot shipping container as a means of measurement, TEUs further summarise a general sense of freight traffic moving through major shipping ports commonly reported by government or industry. A TEU is an approximate measure of containerized cargo capacity (20 ft. long * 8 ft. wide container), which does not account for container height.