Transportation TLAs

Anybody with any government agency involvement knows bureaucracy’s love of Three Letter Acronyms (TLA for short), and California transportation departments are no exception to that rule.

Carlos at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition explains some common TLAs in use in our area, and why they matter to cycling advocates. If you’ve ever wondered why the MTC (our local MPO) requires a BAC before approving TDA funds for a MUP (perhaps to improve LOS as part of a TDM program that reduces SOV travel), go read his post.


  • January 12, 2011 - 1:53 am | Permalink


  • Britton
    January 12, 2011 - 3:50 am | Permalink

    BTW, I think I caught a glimpse of you riding down University ave in Palo Alto today. Could be mistaken, though: lots of cyclists wear the yellow windbreaker. I’m not up to speed on all the acronyms, but i’m sure Carlos will explain next time I run into him. Good to have (possibly) seen you! -Britton

  • January 12, 2011 - 4:18 am | Permalink

    Ha! I thought I heard somebody shout my name — I think somewhere by the Apple Store? But yes, I was on University in a yellow bike jacket.

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