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Cost Effectiveness Of Life-Cycle Process In Buying Transit Vehicles Questionable

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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This report discusses the use of life-cycle costs in buying transit vehicles and makes recommendations concerning steps theUrban Mass Transportation Administration cou3d take to improve the effectiveness of this procedure. We made this review because of concerns that the lack of adequate data and technical expertise in the transit industry would reduce the industrys ability to effectively carry out this procedure. Although life-cycle cost evaluations are now optional rather than mandatory, some transit systems continue to use this process, and the problems and obstacles to its effective use still exist.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

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[A, Approved For Public Release]