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Reduction in Demonstration Project Funding
RCED-96-172R: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on unobligated surface transportation funding available for congressional rescission. GAO noted that: (1) about $409,000 in unobligated funding could be rescinded; (2) the Federal Highway Administration originally reported $8.8 million in unobligated funds, but $8.4 million of that amount was erroneously reported because the Department...
DOT's Budget: Challenges Facing the Department in Fiscal Year 1997 and Beyond
T-RCED-96-88: Published: Mar 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1996.
GAO discussed challenges facing the Department of Transportation (DOT) and its agencies. GAO noted that: (1) 66 percent of current DOT budget is apportioned for surface transportation activities; (2) because significant amounts will be distributed to states to preserve and improve surface transportation infrastructure and address safety problems, sound transportation project management and oversig...
Commercial Trucking: Safety and Infrastructure Issues Under the North American Free Trade Agreement
RCED-96-61: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement's provisions on cross-border commercial truck traffic, focusing on: (1) efforts to make the differing U.S. and Mexican trucking regulations compatible; (2) the major differences in U.S. and Mexican regulations and operating and enforcement practices that adversely affect highway safety and infrastructure; and (3) federal an...
Scenic Byways: States' Use of Geometric Design Standards
RCED-95-243: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the design standards states use or plan to use to improve and reconstruct roads in scenic areas; and (2) what national design standards or guidance is available to states for improving and reconstructing such roads.GAO found that: (1) twenty-four of the 29 states surveyed use the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officia...
Highway Signs: Conversion to Metric Units Could Be Costly
RCED-95-156: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) metric conversion plan, focusing on the: (1) status of federal and states' efforts to convert highway signs to metric units; and (2) possible costs involved in implementing the conversion.GAO found that: (1) in June 1994, FHwA announced that it was postponing the deadline for converting hig...
Motor Carrier Academy
RCED-95-43R: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) plan to move the H. David Howard Motor Carrier Academy to northern Virginia in January 1995. GAO noted that: (1) FHwA believes that the proposed move will foster better management control, improve curriculum development, and save FHwA $300,000 during the first 3 years following the move; (2) the costs for...
Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Program Meets Contract Goal, but Refinements Are Needed
RCED-94-168: Published: Aug 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, focusing on whether: (1) states are meeting their DBE participation goals; (2) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts have been effective in ensuring state participation; (3) FHwA has effectively provided technical and busin...
National Highway System: Refinements Would Strengthen the System
T-RCED-94-136: Published: Mar 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1994.
GAO discussed the development of the proposed National Highway System (NHS), a network of 150,000 miles of premier highways with links established to major travel destinations, including ports, airports, rail terminals, and public transportation facilities. GAO noted that: (1) although the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) has articulated many goals for NHS, FHwA has not clearly defined those...
Transportation Infrastructure: Oversight of Rental Rates for Highway Construction Equipment Is Inadequate
RCED-93-86: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the equipment rental rates states use to reimburse contractors for unanticipated work on federal-aid highway projects, focusing on: (1) the basis on which states establish equipment rental rates; (2) whether states establish rental rates that are appropriate with contractors' actual equipment costs; and (3) whether the Federal High...
Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Eligibility Guidance and Oversight Are Ineffective
RCED-92-148: Published: Sep 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal guidance and oversight engender effective and consistent state application of the legal eligibility standards governing the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.GAO found that: (1) ineffective federal guidance has hindered state ability to consistently apply the eligibility criteria for the...