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Motor Vehicle Safety: Key Issues Confronting the National Advanced Driving Simulator
RCED-92-195: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) plans to develop a National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), focusing on: (1) how NADS will benefit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration's activities; (2) the projected capabilities of NADS compared with existing simulator capabilities; and (3)...
Hazardous Materials: 1990 Transportation Uniform Safety Act--Status of DOT Implementing Actions
RCED-92-55BR: Published: Nov 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA).GAO found that: (1) action to implement HMTUSA is either in process or planned for all sections except one that has been completed; (2) DOT officials stated that they lacked sufficient fu...
Transportation Infrastructure: Preserving the Nation's Investment in the Interstate Highway System
RCED-91-147: Published: Aug 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the condition of the Interstate Highway System; and (2) federal and state efforts to ensure its preservation.GAO found that: (1) the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) noted that over 40 percent of all interstate pavement was rated in fair or poor condition; (2) interstate conditions are not expected to improve beyond 1989 levels because fu...
Bridge Infrastructure: Matching the Resources to the Need
RCED-91-167: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Transportation's (DOT) current methodology for determining bridge needs with a level-of-service approach, focusing on: (1) which methods proved more useful for assessing the nation's bridge needs; and (2) the DOT reauthorization proposal to use a new methodology for identifying deficient bridges eligible for federal funding.GAO fo...
Transportation Infrastructure: Department of Transportation Highway and Mass Transit Program Reauthorization Proposals
T-RCED-91-26: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA), the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and proposed legislation concerning future federal transportation spending, consolidation of highway programs, increased funding for mass transit and highways, and the outlook for highway safety. GAO noted that: (1) highway and highway safety...
Highway Financing: Participating States Benefit Under Toll Facilities Pilot Program
RCED-91-46: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of the nine states participating in the Federal Highway Administration's Toll Facilities Pilot Program, focusing on: (1) project status, estimated construction costs, and start and completion dates; (2) obstacles the states encountered in starting their projects; (3) toll revenue effects on project financing; and (4) states' planned us...
Loma Prieta Earthquake: Collapse of the Bay Bridge and the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-90-177: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Loma Prieta earthquake in California, which caused sections of a highway and a bridge to collapse.GAO found that: (1) the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) knew that the highway's support columns were vulnerable to earthquake damage; (2) only the first phase of a three-phase seismic retrofit program had been comp...
Air Pollution: EPA Needs More Data From FHwA on Changes to Highway Projects
RCED-90-72: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed the states' implementation of a Clean Air Act requirement that federally funded highway projects conform to plans designed to reduce air pollution.GAO found that: (1) the Clean Air Act did not specify how state conformity should be determined; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) disagreed on...
Issues Related to DOT's Fiscal Year 1991 Budget Request
T-RCED-90-72: Published: Apr 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's fiscal year 1991 budget request, focusing on the: (1) Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) systems modernization programs; (2) Federal Highway Administration's Interstate Highway Program; and (3) National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Revenue Enhancement Program. GAO noted that: (1) most of the FAA modernization projects experienced d...
Preserving the Interstate System
T-RCED-90-68: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to preserve the interstate highway system. GAO noted that: (1) in 1988, the Department of Transportation (DOT) classified the condition of 57 percent of interstate pavement as good, 31 percent as fair, and 12 percent as poor; (2) deteriorated pavement resulted in such societal costs as traffic delays, increased fuel costs, decreased productivity, and the pot...