The primary objective of Project UCARE (Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements) is to develop and test a candidate reporting system which will accumulate commuter assistance program industry financial and operating results by uniform categories.
Abstract: The system is to be designed so that it can be eventually implemented on an industry-wide basis. To ensure the feasibility of future implementation, the candidate reporting system will be tested for practicality and usefulness at selected operating sites.
Ultimately, the information collected through an industry-wide reporting system will be designed to address the needs of:
- Individual commuter assistance programs for benchmarking and comparing their performance with other commuter assistance programs with similar characteristics.
- Transportation-related industry associations for monitoring industry performance and needs.
- Federal, state, and local government agencies for commuter assistance program industry analysis and for financial assistance program administration.