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West Coast Ports: Better Supply Chain Information Could Improve DOT's Freight Efforts
GAO-17-23: Published: Oct 31, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2016.
Some infrastructure and operations at major West Coast ports are strained in the face of recent changes in global shipping, but port stakeholders are attempting to address these constraints. For example, as the shipping industry deploys larger vessels capable of delivering more cargo, some port terminals lack big enough cranes, or other infrastructure, needed to handle these vessels. All major Wes...
Highway Bridges: Linking Funding to Conditions May Help Demonstrate Impact of Federal Investment
GAO-16-779: Published: Sep 14, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2016.
Bridge conditions have generally improved nationwide from 2006 to 2015, based on GAO analysis of federal bridge data. For example, the percentage of structurally deficient bridge deck area (the surface area that carries vehicles) decreased from 9 percent to 7 percent nationwide during this period. The number of structurally deficient bridges also decreased from 13 percent to 10 percent nationwide...
Recovery Act: Opportunities to Improve Management and Strengthen Accountability over States' and Localities' Uses of Funds
GAO-10-999: Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.
This report responds to two ongoing GAO mandates under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). It is the latest in a series of reports on the uses of and accountability for Recovery Act funds in 16 selected states, certain localities in those jurisdictions, and the District of Columbia (District). These jurisdictions are estimated to receive about two-thirds of the inter...
Highways and Transit: Private Sector Sponsorship of and Investment in Major Projects Has Been Limited
GAO-04-419: Published: Mar 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2004.
Many in Congress, as well as many transportation experts, believe more money needs to be spent to keep up with the country's surface transportation needs. As Congress considers reauthorization of the nation's surface transportation laws, many observers believe increased private participation and investment in transportation can help meet these needs. GAO was asked to examine cases where state and...
Transportation Infrastructure: Cost and Oversight Issues on Major Highway and Bridge Projects
GAO-02-702T: Published: May 1, 2002. Publicly Released: May 1, 2002.
GAO found problems with the costs and oversight of major highway and bridge projects because cost containment was not an explicit statutory or regulatory goal. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) did little to ensure that cost contentment was an integral part of the states' project management. The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Inspector General and reviews by state audit an...
Welfare Reform: Implementing DOT's Access to Jobs Program
RCED-99-36: Published: Dec 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to implement the Access to Jobs program, focusing on DOT's: (1) overall plan to distribute Access to Jobs funds among grantees in urban and rural areas; (2) criteria to award specific Access to Jobs grants to states, localities, and other organizations; (3) efforts to coordinate the Access to Jobs...
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...
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...
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)...
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...