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Department of Transportation: Credit Assistance for Surface Transportation Projects
OGC-99-50: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) new rule on credit assistance for surface transportation projects. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 to provide credit assistance to surface transportation projects; (2) the Act authorizes DOT to provide secured loans, li...
Contract Award Practices: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Generally Observes Competitive Principles
RCED-93-63: Published: Feb 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's (MWAA) contracting practices.GAO found that: (1) the MWAA process for awarding contracts for goods, services, and construction projects is competitive but highly focused on soliciting vendors in the Washington, D.C. area; (2) MWAA awarded firm, fixed-price contracts for goods, services, and constru...
Drug Control: Treatment Alternatives Program for Drug Offenders Needs Stronger Emphasis
GGD-93-61: Published: Feb 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) program, focusing on: (1) whether TASC has program elements that can be attributed to successful drug abuse control; (2) program results; and (3) any barriers that may limit program potential.GAO found that: (1) TASC is an effective mechanism to coordinate criminal justice and drug treatment efforts...
Mass Transit Grants: Noncompliance and Misspent Funds by Two Grantees in UMTA's New York Region
RCED-92-38: Published: Jan 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) grants management, focusing on: (1) compliance with federal requirements by selected grant recipients in UMTA Region II; and (2) the effectiveness of UMTA oversight of Region II grantees.GAO found that: (1) UMTA gives grantees responsibility for appropriately using federal mass transit funds; (2) two Region II grantees reviewed did...
Mass Transit Grants: Improved Management Could Reduce Misuse of Funds in UMTA's Region IX
RCED-92-7: Published: Nov 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) management of $34.5 billion in active grants, focusing on: (1) compliance with federal requirements by selected grantees in UMTA Region IX; and (2) the effectiveness of the region's oversight of grantees' compliance with federal requirements.GAO found that: (1) the majority of Region IX recipients did not have adequate management c...
Mass Transit: Significant Federal Investment Is Not Adequately Protected
T-RCED-91-68: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1991.
GAO discussed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA): (1) oversight of its grant programs; and (2) proposals to increase funding flexibility between mass transit and highways and to reduce the federal share for transit assistance. GAO noted that: (1) UMTA funds were vulnerable to fraud, waste, and mismanagement, since grantees lacked adequate financial and other management systems t...
Transportation Infrastructure: Department of Transportation Highway and Mass Transit Program Reauthorization Proposals
T-RCED-91-26: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA), the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and proposed legislation concerning future federal transportation spending, consolidation of highway programs, increased funding for mass transit and highways, and the outlook for highway safety. GAO noted that: (1) highway and highway safety...
Traffic Congestion: Federal Efforts to Improve Mobility
PEMD-90-2: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to reduce traffic congestion, focusing on: (1) DOT assistance to communities in alleviating traffic congestion; (2) resources DOT used to support its congestion reduction activities; and (3) DOT evaluations of the effectiveness of its congestion reduction activities.GAO found that: (1) the main DOT c...
Mass Transit Grants: UMTA Needs to Improve Procurement Monitoring at Local Transit Authority
RCED-89-94: Published: Mar 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) oversight of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) procurement operations.GAO found that: (1) an UMTA-hired independent consultant concluded that SEPTA procurement practices did not comply with federal requirements; (2) SEPTA established a task force to address proble...
Internal Controls: Transportation Acts To Correct Weaknesses in Its Bus Program
RCED-87-97: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
Pursuant to the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) actions to correct a material weakness in its bus grant program, in that it: (1) lacked policy guidance on grantees' bus fleet management; and (2) did not sufficiently direct grantees to properly maintain and rehabilitate their buses.GAO found that the UMTA regional offices...