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Highway Trust Fund: DOT Has Opportunities to Improve Tracking and Reporting of Highway Spending
GAO-15-33: Published: Oct 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2014.
In fiscal year 2013, operating administrations within the Department of Transportation (DOT) collected and reported some information on the types of activities and administrative expenses funded from the Highway Trust Fund, but did so with varying levels of detail. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) obligated about $41 billion in fiscal year 2013, most of which ($39 billion) was apportioned...
Highway Trust Fund Obligations, Fiscal Years 2009 to 2011
GAO-13-193R: Published: Jan 16, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2013.
During fiscal years 2009 through 2011, four administrations within DOT obligated about $144 billion from the HTF. FHWA obligated the largest share--about 81 percent--of this total, specifically:FHWA obligated $116.7 billion from the HTF. A majority--about 81 percent--was obligated to construct and maintain highways and bridges. The remainder was obligated for other purposes such as safety, debt se...
Highway Research: The Second Strategic Highway Research Program Addresses the Four Required Areas, but Some Anticipated Research Was Not Funded
GAO-10-248: Published: Feb 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2010.
The 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users authorized the Department of Transportation to establish a highway research program to address future challenges facing the U.S. highway system. In 2006, the Second Strategic Highway Research Program was established to conduct research in four areas--safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity. The Transpo...
Highway Trust Fund Expenditures on Purposes Other than Construction and Maintenance of Highways and Bridges during Fiscal Years 2004-2008
GAO-09-729R: Published: Jun 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2009.
The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was created in 1956 to finance the construction of the Interstate Highway System. This system, built in partnership with state and local governments for over 50 years, has become central to transportation in the United States. Over these 50 years, the federal role in surface transportation has expanded to include broader goals and more programs. Although most surface t...
Older Driver Safety: Knowledge Sharing Should Help States Prepare for Increase in Older Driver Population
GAO-07-413: Published: Apr 11, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2007.
As people age, their physical, visual, and cognitive abilities may decline, making it more difficult for them to drive safely. Older drivers are also more likely to suffer injuries or die in crashes than drivers in other age groups. These safety issues will increase in significance because older adults represent the fastest-growing U.S. population segment. GAO examined (1) what the federal governm...
Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts to Address Rural Road Safety Challenges
GAO-04-663: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: May 28, 2004.
Traffic crashes are a major cause of death and injury in the United States. In 2002, there were 42,815 fatalities and over 2.9 million injuries on the nation's highways. Crashes on rural roads (roads in areas with populations of less than 5,000) account for over 60 percent of the deaths nationwide, or about 70 deaths each day. Further, the rate of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled on rural road...
Results Act: Information on the Missions, Goals, and Measures Developed by FHWA, FTA, and NHTSA
RCED-98-34R: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the missions, goals, and performance measures being developed under the Government Performance and Results Act by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), focusing on: (1) the relationships of the th...
Urban Transportation: Challenges to Widespread Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems
RCED-97-74: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program, focusing on: (1) how DOT has changed the focus of the ITS program since Congress passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA); (2) progress in deploying integrated ITS and the key factors affecting deployment, including the status of th...
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)...
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...