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Highway Needs: An Evaluation of DOT's Process for Assessing the Nation's Highway Needs
RCED-87-136: Published: Aug 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Transportation's Highway Performance and Monitoring System (HPMS) to determine the reasonableness of its highway needs assessment.GAO found that: (1) the data collection procedures that the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and states used in preparing HPMS were statistically sound; (2) FHwA did not test the model's sensit...
Small Business Act: DOT's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Reports to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-11: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) compliance with a subsection of the Small Business Act that describes the required reporting level for the Director of its Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).GAO interviewed the Director, OSDBU, and reviewed organizational charts, a description of the Director's responsibilities,...
Stronger Enforcement Would Help Improve Motor Carrier Safety
RCED-85-64: Published: Sep 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1985.
GAO reviewed the motor safety enforcement program carried out by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (BMCS), focusing on the extent of BMCS oversight of such activities as: (1) the selection of motor carriers and shippers for safety audits; (2) assessment of motor carriers' and shippers' safety compliance; (3) the correction of deficiencies identified by safe...
The Department of Transportation Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-5: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1984.
GAO completed a Government-wide review of Federal agency' and grantee' policies and practices for managing and reporting income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards and are not...
The Department of Transportation's Program To Preserve the Highways: Safety Remains an Issue
RCED-84-69: Published: Dec 23, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federally funded highway preservation efforts in seven states to determine the effects of allowing states to develop their own geometric design standards for highway resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (3R) projects. The Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) allows states to adopt their own geometric design standards for 3R projects, rathe...
Early Decisions and Delays on the Zilwaukee, Michigan, Bridge Project
RCED-83-165: Published: Aug 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Zilwaukee Bridge project, a 90-percent federally funded bridge replacement project on Interstate 75 near Saginaw, Michigan.The Zilwaukee project has experienced controversy, delays, revisions, and a near collapse of the northbound structure in August 1982. Construction has stopped until the damaged section can be repaired. GAO found that, ba...
Administrative Operations, Federal Highway Administration
089435: Jun 21, 1971
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Survey of the Administration of the States' Allocations and Suballocations of Urban System Funds
089549: Aug 11, 1976
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Problems With Uniform Payroll System Reported by DOT Employees
AFMD-83-24: Published: May 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed payroll complaints from employees of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Central Direct Federal Division (CDFD).GAO noted that the employees' concerns arose from the recent implementation of a centralized Department of Transportation (DOT) payroll system. Specifically, employees were concerned about: (1) problems resulting from early pre...
Actions Being Taken To Deal With Bid Rigging in the Federal Highway Program
PLRD-83-78: Published: May 23, 1983. Publicly Released: May 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and the actions taken by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and others in response to a scandal involving conspiracies among contractors bidding on public road construction contracts.Since 1979 Justice and DOT have been investigating paving contractors. These continuing investigati...