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Mass Transit: 'Mobility Improvements' Is One of Many Factors Used to Evaluate Mass Transit Projects
RCED-00-6R: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) considers mobility improvements as it evaluates proposed new starts projects, focusing on: (1) how a proposed project's rating for mobility improvements affects its likelihood for selection; and (2) FTA's proposed changes in how it will evaluate mobility improvements.GAO noted that: (1)...
Mass Transit Grants: Scarce Federal Funds Misused in UMTA's Philadelphia Region
RCED-91-107: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) grants management practices, focusing on the UMTA Region III: (1) grants recipients' compliance with federal requirements; and (2) oversight of grantees.GAO found that: (1) Region III grantees did not have effective financial, technical, and other management systems to ensure compliance with federal requirements or prevent the misu...
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...
Status of Special Efforts To Meet Transportation Needs of the Elderly and Handicapped
CED-82-66: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the special efforts being undertaken by local transit systems to accomodate the transportation needs of the elderly and handicapped after the rescission of a federal rule that required all federally assisted transit systems to make their systems accessible to the handicapped.GAO found that, while several systems are continuing to make their convent...
Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
CED-82-47: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the role and function of metropolitan planning organizations (MPO's) in urban and regional transportation planning to determine whether they are economical, efficient, and effective.The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) are conducting a comprehensive review which is focused on: (1) defin...
Analysis of the Allocation Formula for Federal Mass Transit Subsidies
PAD-79-47: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
The federal government has granted funds to urban areas to subsidize mass transit operating expenses. These funds are allocated on the basis of a congressionally determined formula. GAO has developed criteria by which various factors included in such a formula can be evaluated. Although no single factor satisfies all criteria, some are clearly unsatisfactory, and GAO has indicated the type of form...
Why the Federal Airline Subsidy Program Needs Revision
CED-77-114: Published: Aug 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1977.
The Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB) subsidy program, which annually pays airlines about $60 million to serve small communities, needs complete revision. The program is directed at sustaining local service airlines rather than providing necessary air service to small communities which cannot support air service without federal subsidy.The current program finances losses that airlines incur in servi...