METROPOLITAN ATLANTA'S RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM: PROBLEMS AND PROGRESS
Progress and performance is good on Metropolitan Atlanta's rapid transit system, but GAO found (1) ineffective administration of the railcar contract, (2) inadequate contract provisions and recordkeeping procedures for proper warranty management, and (3) replacement of public housing at costs exceeding the appraised value. Better guidance from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration could have eliminated, or at least lessened, the management weaknesses. The report includes GAO recommendations for more Urban Mass Transportation Administration input into rapid transit authority procedures and practices. Dissemination of the management experiences on this project to other transit authorities may avoid future problems.
- Record URL:
- Report to the Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-4-9
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction projects; Contract administration; Contracts; Management; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Records management; Urban transportation; Warranty
- Identifier Terms: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Systems management; Warranties
- Geographic Terms: Georgia
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Finance; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00318036
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PSAD-80-34
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM