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Department of Transportation: Implementing the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-35: Published: Oct 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1985.
As part of a management review of the Department of Transportation (DOT), GAO reviewed the agency's second-year efforts to evaluate its internal control and accounting systems under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that: (1) although DOT made considerable progress in implementing FMFIA, there was no adequate basis to determine that the Department complied wit...
UMTA Needs Better Assurance That Grantees Comply With Selected Federal Requirements
RCED-85-26: Published: Feb 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1985.
As a result of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) increasing reliance on grant certifications in the administration of federal aid to mass transportation systems, GAO reviewed 20 grantees' compliance with federal requirements on procurement, charter bus operations, school bus operations, and the provision of transportation for the elderly and the handicapped.GAO found that, whil...
Bus Rehabilitation Issues Need Attention
RCED-84-81: Published: Apr 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1984.
GAO examined bus rehabilitation issues to: (1) determine the costs and benefits of bus rehabilitation; (2) analyze the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) bus rehabilitation policies; and (3) review UMTA efforts to determine the costs and benefits of bus rehabilitation.Bus rehabilitation is a means by which local transit authorities can extend the useful life of buses and avoid the h...
The Department of Transportation Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-5: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1984.
GAO completed a Government-wide review of Federal agency' and grantee' policies and practices for managing and reporting income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards and are not...
Cost Effectiveness of Life-Cycle Process in Buying Transit Vehicles Questionable
RCED-83-184: Published: Sep 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1983.
GAO discussed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) procedure that requires federally funded transit systems to use life-cycle costs when buying transit vehicles.GAO found that major obstacles inhibit this process, resulting largely from: (1) transit systems' failure to prove that such procurement decisions are cost-effective; and (2) a lack of adequate information, resources, or t...
Metro Needs To Better Manage Its Railcar Procurement
NSIAD-83-26: Published: Aug 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1983.
GAO examined a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) procurement of 294 railcars. The review was conducted because of public and congressional interest in the completion of the rail system, which represents the largest Federal investment for a subway system under construction, and indications that slippages in the railcar delivery schedule are delaying new station openings.GAO fou...
[Bus Maintenance and Value Engineering]
121579: Jun 2, 1983
A speech was given concerning GAO work on two of its recent assignments dealing with bus maintenance and value engineering. To determine whether buses purchased with Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) funds were being adequately maintained, GAO obtained information on: (1) how selected transit systems adhere to their own prescribed preventive maintenance programs; and (2) what obstacl...
UMTA Could Take Steps To Reduce Costs in the Development of Light Rail Projects
B-211567: Published: Apr 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1983.
GAO conducted a review of the development of the Pittsburgh light rail system to identify what actions were taken to hold down the costs of the system and to ensure that the most effective use is being made of Federal funds.GAO found that the decision to upgrade the existing streetcar system and other actions have held down the costs of the Pittsburgh system. However, several additional steps coul...
Department of Transportation Needs Better Assurance That Transit Systems Are Maintaining Buses
RCED-83-67: Published: Mar 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1983.
GAO examined the preventive maintenance activities of six major transit systems to determine whether the substantial federal investment in transit buses is adequately protected through proper maintenance.GAO found that, although the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) requires grantees to maintain buses purchased with federal assistance, it has no policy or guidelines explaining the cr...
Spreading Commuter Work Hours Could Reduce Transit Costs
RCED-83-17: Published: Mar 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1983.
GAO examined six subway, streetcar, and bus routes in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to see whether peak transit demand could be relieved by spreading commuter work-hours. GAO undertook this study because transit authorities are experiencing a financial drain during peak period service and there have been initiatives to change employee work-hours.GAO found that, if the present rush hou...