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Development Status of Rapid Transit/System of Metropolitan Dade County, Florida
PSAD-80-49: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
GAO reviewed the development status of the rapid transit system of Metropolitan Dade County, Florida (MDC). The project is proceeding with assistance grants from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). The review identified significant cost increases and problems with the project development sequence. UMTA is entering into a full-funding contract with MDC, with additional Federal fund...
Need for Controls by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration Over No-Prejudice Authorizations
PSAD-80-36: Published: Mar 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1980.
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) is authorizing local transit authorities to incur cost on a "no-prejudice" basis. These authorizations permit local authorities to use local funds for a variety of purposes, such as project development and the purchase of buses, with the understanding that such costs may be reimbursed if future grants are approved. However, UMTA does not guarante...
Improvements Needed in the Department of Transportation's Truck Size and Weight Study
CED-80-41: Published: Jan 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1980.
The Department of Transportation's truck size and weight study will be directed by the Intermodal Studies Division within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. A review of the draft study design indicated a number of areas where modifications should be made. Congress should be aware that the study has been expanded beyond the areas specifically mentioned in implementing legislation and th...
Transit Equipment Warranties Should Be Enforced
PSAD-80-12: Published: Dec 7, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1979.
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) either distributed or approved for distribution more than $10.3 billion in capital assistance to state and local authorities through fiscal year 1978 and has made operating assistance grants to many authorities which have provided up to 50 percent of operating loss in providing transit service. Contracts for the purchase of transit vehicles norma...
Manner of Response to Notices of Exception
B-194727: Published: Oct 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Procurement of Nonessential or Duplicative Equipment for the Advanced Design Bus
PSAD-79-87: Published: Jun 7, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1979.
A review of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration grants showed some transit authorities are procuring possibly nonessential or duplicative equipment for the advanced design bus. The bus speedometer includes an odometer as standard equipment. However, several transit authorities are also buying hubodometers, which like an odometer, is a mechanical device used to record mileage. Approving fu...
Need for More Federal Leadership in Administering Nonurbanized Area Public Transit Activities
CED-78-134: Published: Jul 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1978.
In November 1974, Congress amended the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to authorize $500 million for exclusive use for nonurbanized areas, less than 50,000 population, during fiscal year 1975 through 1980. The $500 million is available for planning, demonstration, and capital investments supporting small town and rural area transit services.State and local officials believe that few requests...
The Need for Developing Transit Performance Evaluations of Efficiency and Effectiveness
CED-78-100: Published: Apr 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1978.
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) program of formula assistance grants to states and local public agencies was surveyed to determine what effect the grants have had on mass transportation services and what has been done to improve efficiency and effectiveness in mass transit performance. Under section 5 of the Urban Mass Transportation Act, assistance has been provided for both...
Misuse of Federal Mass Transit Funds by a Federal Employee
CED-78-78: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1978.
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) accounting, auditing, and administrative controls were reviewed because of the diversion of Federal funds by an employee. The review also involved the approval of the UMTA accounting system and UMTA hiring practices. During 1977, a Federal employee diverted more than $856,000 of Federal mass transportation funds by placing his name on official...