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Federal Railroad Administration: Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program--Revisions
OGC-00-42: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) new rule on financing railroad rehabilitation. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program to provide direct loans and loan guarantees to state and local governments, government-sponsored authorities and corporations, railroads, and jo...
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Occupant Crash Protection
OGC-00-32: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new rule on federal motor vehicle safety standards and occupant crash protection. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule amends the occupant crash protection standard to require that future air bags be designed to create less risk of serious air bag-induced injuries than current air bags, p...
Department of Transportation: Credit Assistance for Surface Transportation Projects
OGC-99-50: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) new rule on credit assistance for surface transportation projects. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 to provide credit assistance to surface transportation projects; (2) the Act authorizes DOT to provide secured loans, li...
Mass Transit Grants: Improved Management Could Reduce Misuse of Funds in UMTA's Region IX
RCED-92-7: Published: Nov 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) management of $34.5 billion in active grants, focusing on: (1) compliance with federal requirements by selected grantees in UMTA Region IX; and (2) the effectiveness of the region's oversight of grantees' compliance with federal requirements.GAO found that: (1) the majority of Region IX recipients did not have adequate management c...
Mass Transit Grants: UMTA Needs to Improve Procurement Monitoring at Local Transit Authority
RCED-89-94: Published: Mar 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) oversight of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) procurement operations.GAO found that: (1) an UMTA-hired independent consultant concluded that SEPTA procurement practices did not comply with federal requirements; (2) SEPTA established a task force to address proble...
The Department of Transportation Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-5: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1984.
GAO completed a Government-wide review of Federal agency' and grantee' policies and practices for managing and reporting income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards and are not...
Improvements Needed in the Department of Transportation's Truck Size and Weight Study
CED-80-41: Published: Jan 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1980.
The Department of Transportation's truck size and weight study will be directed by the Intermodal Studies Division within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. A review of the draft study design indicated a number of areas where modifications should be made. Congress should be aware that the study has been expanded beyond the areas specifically mentioned in implementing legislation and th...