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Grant Programs: Design Features Shape Flexibility, Accountability, and Performance Information
GGD-98-137: Published: Jun 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a comparative study of block grants and similar programs that give state or local governments substantial flexibility in determining how funds are to be used, focusing on: (1) examining the design characteristics of these programs that have implications for flexibility, accountability, and programs' ability to collect information about performance...
DOT's Restructuring: Limited Progress in Streamlining Field Office Structure
RCED-98-138: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the results of two of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) streamlining efforts--the field office Colocation Task Force and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Organization Structure Task Force.GAO noted that: (1) DOT's colocation effort will not result in the substantial restructuring of its field offices; (2) the 21-month colocation e...
Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects
RCED-98-64: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs, financing, and schedules for large-dollar transportation projects, focusing on eight projects that will play critical roles in the infrastructure networks of six urban areas in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) in 1997, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system began construction on an 8-mile extension of its existing system to provide trans...
Transportation Infrastructure: Review of Project Selection Process for Five FHWA Discretionary Programs
RCED-98-14: Published: Nov 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) project selection process for five federal discretionary programs, focusing on: (1) the selection process and criteria DOT uses to fund projects under its discretionary highway programs; and (2) how DOT's process has changed and how the changes may have affected which projects DOT selects for discretionary f...
Commercial Motor Carriers: DOT Is Shifting to Performance-Based Standards to Assess Whether Carriers Operate Safely
RCED-98-8: Published: Nov 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers' commercial motor vehicle safety programs, focusing on the efforts by the Office and the states to: (1) reduce serious accidents by conducting roadside inspections and compliance reviews; (2) better target motor carriers for compliance reviews; and (3)...
Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Pavement Design Guide Is Outdated
RCED-98-9: Published: Nov 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) roles of the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and others in developing and updating the pavement design guide; and (2) use and potential of a computer analysis method known as nonlinear 3 Dimensional-Finite Element Method (3D-FEM) for improving the design and analysis of highway pavement structures.GAO noted that: (1) FHwA has worked cooperatively with the...
Results Act: Information on the Missions, Goals, and Measures Developed by FHWA, FTA, and NHTSA
RCED-98-34R: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the missions, goals, and performance measures being developed under the Government Performance and Results Act by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), focusing on: (1) the relationships of the th...
Regulatory Reform: Agencies' Efforts to Eliminate and Revise Rules Yield Mixed Results
GGD-98-3: Published: Oct 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated and expanded its previous review of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) page elimination and revision initiative, focusing on whether: (1) agencies' reported page elimination totals took into account any pages added to the CFR during the same period; (2) agencies' CFR revision efforts would reduce regulatory burden; and (3) the administration has...
Commercial Passenger Vehicles: Safety Inspection of Commercial Buses and Vans Entering the United States From Mexico
RCED-97-194: Published: Aug 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether commercial passenger vehicles entering the United States from Mexico are meeting U.S. safety standards, focusing on: (1) the number and types of commercial passenger vehicles entering U.S. border states from Mexico; and (2) actions taken by the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and U.S. border states to provide safety inspections for co...
Federal Workforce: Agencies' Policies and Views on Flexiplace in the Federal Government
GGD-97-116: Published: Jul 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of flexiplace since the completion of the pilot, focusing on: (1) federal efforts to promote flexiplace; (2) federal agencies' policies and the extent to which they permit flexiplace; (3) the extent to which federal employees have used flexiplace, as well as the characteristics of these employees and the work they have done under...