UMTA's Research and Development Program Should Pay Closer Attention to Transit Industry Needs.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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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.
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