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Glossary of Terms

IBTTA’s transportation Glossary of Terms is an ever-changing list of terms used within the transportation and tolling industry. The Glossary was updated in August 2018.  If you have suggestions for future additions, please contact us.


  Glossary of Terms

The Council of Platinum Sponsors (CoPS) TollMiner & Glossary Working Group was created to improve definitions of toll facility concepts that are used in the IBTTA TollMiner Data Visualization tool. Since the TollMiner data and structure are closely linked to the IBTTA Glossary, a review and draft update of the glossary was performed during 2021.


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The GALILEO satellite radio navigation system, an initiative launched by the European Union and the European Space Agency, is based on a constellation of 30 satellites and ground stations providing information concerning the positioning of users in many sectors, including transport.


A physical structure, generally located over the toll lanes, used for the location of ETC equipment, signs, etc.


Geographic Information System. A data management system designed to collect analyse and report geographic and demographic information.


Global Navigation Satellite System


Global Positioning System used for positioning and road segment identification. Similar to GALILEO.


The situation on a road where demand exceeds capacity to the extent that traffic is rendered stationary for unacceptable periods.


Global System for Mobile Communications