Public Transportation: FTA's Triennial Review Program Has Improved, But Assessments of Grantees' Performance Could Be Enhanced Page: 3 of 44
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FTA's Triennial Review Data Show Many Grantees Are Not Making
Progress Toward Meeting Federal Requirements, and FTA Could
Do More to Improve Grantees' Performance
The Triennial Review Program Uses Some Strong Management
Practices, but Can Be Improved in a Few Areas
FTA's Two Triennial Review Performance Measures Meet Some,
But Not All Key Attributes of Successful Performance Measures
Recommendations for Executive Action
Appendix I Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 34
Appendix II Description of FTA's 23 Triennial Review Areas 37
Appendix III GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 39
Table 1: Description of FTA's Primary Oversight Reviews 7
Table 2: FTA Categories Used to Document Triennial Review
Table 3: Nine Key Attributes of Successful Performance Measures 24
Table 4: FTA's Descriptions of the Requirements in Each of the
Triennial Review Areas 37
Figure 1: Key Information about FTA's 10 Regions 5
Figure 2: Major Steps in the Triennial Review Process 8
Figure 3: Grantees' Performance, as Measured by the Change in the
Number of Findings from Fiscal Years 2000 through 2008 11
Figure 4: The Range in the Average Number of Findings After
Three Triennial Reviews for Each of the 424 Grantees
from Fiscal Years 2000 through 2008 12
GAO-09-603 Public Transportation
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Public Transportation: FTA's Triennial Review Program Has Improved, But Assessments of Grantees' Performance Could Be Enhanced, report, June 30, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296507/m1/3/: accessed March 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.