Emergency Transit Assistance: Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Major disasters can disrupt transit operations, destroy vehicles and facilities, and impede the ability of people to reach essential relief and medical services and return to their homes and jobs. GAO determined (1) the federal role in assisting transit agencies after a major disaster; (2) the amounts, sources, and uses of federal disaster assistance for transit since 1998; (3) the factors that affected the timeliness and effectiveness of transit assistance after the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes; and (4) additional options for providing assistance to transit after ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. February 15, 2008.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Major disasters can disrupt transit operations, destroy vehicles and facilities, and impede the ability of people to reach essential relief and medical services and return to their homes and jobs. GAO determined (1) the federal role in assisting transit agencies after a major disaster; (2) the amounts, sources, and uses of federal disaster assistance for transit since 1998; (3) the factors that affected the timeliness and effectiveness of transit assistance after the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes; and (4) additional options for providing assistance to transit after a major disaster. GAO reviewed laws, regulations, and guidance; analyzed DOT and FEMA data; and interviewed officials with FEMA, DOT, state and local agencies, and others."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Emergency Transit Assistance: Federal Funding for Recent Disasters, and Options for the Future, report, February 15, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc302767/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.