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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 March, 2016.  If you have suggestions for future additions, please contact us.

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Titlesort descending Description
Patron Toll Display

Any in-lane display capable of providing driver feedback (e.g. toll paid, low balance).

Patron Toll Fair Display

Any in-lane device displaying amount of toll paid (typically located in a Manual (cash) Lane or above the coin basket on the Automated Coin Machine (ACM).

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

Peer-to-Peer Network

Peer to peer is an approach to computer networking where all computers share equivalent responsibility for processing data. Peer-to-peer networking (also known simply as peer networking) differs from client-server networking, where certain devices have responsibility for providing or "serving" data and other devices consume or otherwise act as "clients" of those servers.

Performance Specification

A document which details the functional and business requirements of an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System without providing complete technical details (as would be presented in a technical specification) leaving this to the ingenuity of the proposer.

PISTA

Pilot on Interoperable Systems for Tolling Application. A project sponsored in part by the European Union, focusing on Interoperable Systems for Tolling Applications. The main objective of the project is the actual implementation of Interoperable Electronic Fee Collection (IO-EFC) throughout a corridor belonging to several European motorway networks.

PPP, P3

A public–private partnership, sometimes referred to as PPP, or P3, is a government service or private business venture funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies.  A PPP involves a contract between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risk in the project.

Priced Managed Lanes

See "Managed Lanes" and "Managed Lane Network"

PSP

Payment Service Provider. An organization that collects the money from the customer and handles the payment of services (e.g. credit or petrol card companies, banks).

PTD

Patron Toll Display. Any in-lane display capable of providing driver feedback (e.g. toll paid, low balance).

Public Key Infrastructure

PKI. A set of policies and procedures for establishing a secure method for exchanging information. It includes the use of Certificate Authorities (CAs), Keys and digital Signatures as well as all the hardware and software used to manage the process.

Public/Private Partnership

A public/private partnership, sometimes referred to as PPP, or P3, is a government service or private business venture funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies.  A PPP involves a contract between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risk in the project.