TfGM – and other acronyms
 
TfGM (otherwise known as Transport for Greater Manchester) is involved in a wide variety of projects, services and initiatives, and works with a wide variety of partners.
 
In a bid to be succinct when discussing the business of the day, we sometimes use acronyms in committee reports and other formal documents.
 
For example, we often refer to ‘Greater Manchester Bus Operators Association’ as just ‘GMBOA’. It’s simpler, briefer and, to an extent, saves space so is more economical!
 
While this can be helpful to people who are familiar with such phrases, we fully appreciate that it can sometimes be difficult for others to understand exactly who or what we are referring to.
 
That is why we have put the acronyms we most commonly use in one place, together with their full meaning. We hope it helps, but in doing this we also make a promise to use these terms sparingly in future.
 
If you think we’ve missed a commonly used term and would like it adding to this list, please just email mediarelations@tfgm.com with the details.
 

2CC

Second City Crossing

AFR

Accident Frequency Rate

BBAF

Better Bus Area Fund

BPR

Business Performance Report

BSOG

Bus Services Operator Group/Grant

CARs

Corrective Actions

CPS

Continuous Passenger Sampling

CRAT

Crime Reduction Action Team

CROPT

Crime Reduction On Public Transport

CTA

Community Transport Association

DDRG

Disability Design Reference Group

DRT

Demand Responsive Transport

ELM

Equivalent Lost Mileage

EML

East Manchester Line

EMS

Environmental Management System

ETM

Electronic Ticket Machine

EWT

Excess Waiting Time

GMATL

Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Ltd

GMATT

Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Trust

GMBOA

Greater Manchester Bus Operators Association

GMCA

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

GMPTIL

Greater Manchester Public Transport Information Ltd

GMRAPS

Greater Manchester Road Activities Permit Scheme

GMTL

Greater Manchester Travelcards Limited

ITS

Intelligent Transport Systems

LM

Lost Mileage

LRV

Light Rail Vehicle (a tram)

LSTF

Local Sustainable Transport Fund

MCC

Manchester City Council

MDT

Mobile Data Terminals

NSIP

National Stations Improvement Programme

OMBC

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

OSP

Operational Service Planning

PB

Parsons Brinkerhoff

PID

Passenger Information Display

PM

Performance Manager

PMO

Project Management Office

PMP

Project Management Procedure

PMS

Project Management Services

PPM

Public Performance Measure (train punctuality and reliability)

PRMS

Punctuality & Reliability Monitoring Service (bus)

QBC

Quality Bus Corridor

QPS

Quality Partnership Scheme

RMBC

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

RUS

Route Utilisation Strategy

SDG

Steer, Davies, Gleeve

SEMMMS

South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy

SEP

Service Enhancement Project

SMS

Safety Management System

SSG

Strategy Steering Group

TMBC

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

TMS

Tram Management System

TVM

Ticket Vending Machine

UTC

Urban Traffic Control

VRS

Vehicle Recognition System