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Urban Mass Transportation Administration"s involvement in bus specifications and testing

United States. General Accounting Office

Urban Mass Transportation Administration"s involvement in bus specifications and testing

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by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office, U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Urban Mass Transportation Administration,
  • Buses -- United States -- Testing

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    Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[1], iv, 21 p. ;
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14896528M

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