Supplemental Material For GAO-20-686:

Transit Asset Management: Survey of TAM Program Participants

GAO-20-687SP: Published: Sep 30, 2020. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2020.

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This is a supplement to our report TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT: FTA Should Clarify Performance Data and Develop a Plan to Guide Future Program Improvements, GAO-20-686.

We surveyed urban transit agencies and group Transit Asset Management plan sponsors (which are generally direct recipients of federal transit funding), about the Federal Transit Administration's Transit Asset Management program. We have collected the survey results in this supplement.

The results suggest that most agencies had either few changes or small improvements to their transit asset management procedures because of the program's requirements.

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Andrew Von Ah
(202) 512-2834
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This product is a supplement to GAO’s report entitled “Transit Asset Management: FTA Should Clarify Performance Data and Develop a Plan to Guide Future Program Improvements” (GAO-20-686). The purpose of this electronic supplement is to provide the results of two web-based surveys we conducted of transit agency officials and group plan sponsors regarding their views on the implementation of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transit Asset Management (TAM) program. GAO surveyed both urban transit agency officials (with a 79 percent response rate) and group TAM plan sponsors (85 percent response rate) about program requirements and improvements or challenges that resulted from the program. We asked urban transit agencies about their process for inventorying and assessing the condition of their assets, including factors they used, the usefulness of FTA’s asset performance measures and targets as well as any improvements or challenges in developing their prioritized list of projects, among other things. For the survey of group TAM plan sponsors, we asked about their role coordinating with participants to develop a prioritized list of projects and use decision support tools as well as coordinating condition assessments and inventories of different transit assets, among other things.

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