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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...
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...
Traffic Congestion: Federal Efforts to Improve Mobility
PEMD-90-2: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to reduce traffic congestion, focusing on: (1) DOT assistance to communities in alleviating traffic congestion; (2) resources DOT used to support its congestion reduction activities; and (3) DOT evaluations of the effectiveness of its congestion reduction activities.GAO found that: (1) the main DOT c...
Highway Contracting: Assessing Fraud and Abuse in FHwA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
RCED-89-26: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of program fraud and abuse; (2) results of FHwA investigations of DBE fraud and abuse cases; and (3) approaches FHwA and states used to minimize fraud and abuse.GAO found that: (1) FHwA established the DBE program to e...
Whistleblowers: Management of the Program to Protect Trucking Company Employees Against Reprisal
GGD-88-123: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) management of the Whistleblower Protection Program for trucking company employees who allege safety violations by employers.GAO found that OSHA: (1) has not devoted enough management attention to the Whistleblower Protection Program; (2) did not fully comply with the statutory requirement t...