Accession Number:

ADA109948

Title:

UMTA's Research and Development Program Should Pay Closer Attention to Transit Industry Needs.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Urban Mass Transportation Administrations UMTAs research and development program has been reviewed and several management weaknesses were identified. It was found that UMTA 1 Does not have a means of ensuring that projects it undertakes are addressing the transit industrys most important needs 2 Is spending research funds and effort on solving problems that the private sector is addressing on its own and 3 Does not identify or consider barriers that prevent intended users from accepting or adopting research results.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE