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Surface Transportation: Research Funding, Federal Role, and Emerging Issues
RCED-96-233: Published: Sep 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on surface transportation research, focusing on: (1) public and private funding for surface transportation research; (2) the transportation community's views on such research and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) ability to fulfill that role; and (3) issues that the transportation community believes that Congress and DOT should a...
Emergency Relief: Status of the Replacement of the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-96-136: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the replacement of the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland, California, focusing on the: (1) expected completion date and reasons for construction delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any cost growth; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) use of emergency relief funds.GAO found that: (1) th...
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 GAO noted that: (1) about $409,000 in unobligated funding could be rescinded; (2) the Federal Highway Administration originally reported $8.8 million in unobligated funds, but $8.4 million of that amount was erroneously reported because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...
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 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...
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)...