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Mass Transit: FTA Could Relieve New Starts Program Funding Constraints
GAO-01-987: Published: Aug 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2001.
The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts program has provided state and local agencies with more than $6 billion in the last eight years to help design and construct transit projects. Although the funding for this program is higher than it has ever been, the demand for these resources is also extremely high. FTA was directed to prioritize projects for funding by evaluating, rating, an...
U.S. Infrastructure: Agencies' Approaches to Developing Investment Estimates Vary
GAO-01-835: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
A sound public infrastructure plays a vital role in encouraging a more productive and competitive national economy and meeting public demands for safety, health, and improved quality of life. The federal government has spent an average of $149 billion (in constant 1998 dollars) annually since the late 1980s on the nation's infrastructure. Little is known, however, about the comparability and reaso...
Welfare Reform: DOT Is Making Progress in Implementing the Job Access Program
GAO-01-133: Published: Dec 4, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2000.
Welfare recipients who plan to move into the workforce face significant barriers. Three-fourths of welfare recipients live in central cities or rural areas, while two-thirds of new jobs are in the suburbs. Public transportation offers little or no access to many of these jobs. The Job Access and Reverse Commute program authorizes the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide grants to local ag...
Mass Transit: Review of the South Boston Piers Transitway Finance Plan
GAO-01-174R: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2000.
This report focuses on GAO's review of the South Boston Piers Transitway Finance Plan. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is building a 1.5 mile underground transitway to connect its existing transit system with the South Boston Piers area, which is undergoing significant economic development. The project is experiencing cost increases and schedule delays, which have led to conc...
Mass Transit: Project Management Oversight Benefits and Future Funding Requirements
RCED-00-221: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) oversight of major capital projects, focusing on: (1) how FTA oversees major capital projects; (2) how financial capacity assessments are used; (3) what types of benefits to grantees and FTA have resulted from FTA's project oversight activities; and (4) how these oversight activities are funded.GAO noted t...
Transit Grants: Need for Improved Predictability, Data, and Monitoring in Application Processing
RCED-00-260: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) administration of transit grants, focusing on: (1) the timeliness and consistency of FTA's processing of grant applications; (2) the number of applications for labor protection certifications for which the Department of Labor's (DOL) processing time extended beyond 60 days and the factors contributing to a...
Mass Transit: Implementation of FTA's New Starts Evaluation Process and FY 2001 Funding Proposals
RCED-00-149: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts program's evaluation process and fiscal year (FY) 2001 funding proposals, focusing on the: (1) refinements made to FTA's evaluation and rating process since 1999; (2) means by which New Starts projects were selected for FTA's FY 2001 New Starts report and b...
Mass Transit: Review of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's Airport Extension Finance Plan
RCED-00-95R: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) finance plan for an airport extension, focusing on: (1) BART's proposed grant amendment and revised project completion schedule; and (2) the reasonableness of the assumptions contained in the finance plan.GAO noted that: (1) BART has requested that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA...
Mass Transit: Challenges in Evaluating, Overseeing, and Funding Major Transit Projects
T-RCED-00-104: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) faces in evaluating and overseeing proposed mass transit construction projects, focusing on: (1) FTA's process for evaluating proposed transit projects; (2) FTA's oversight of transit projects under construction; (3) the ever-increasing competition for federal transit construction dollars; an...
U.S. Infrastructure: Funding Trends and Opportunities to Improve Investment Decisions
RCED/AIMD-00-35: Published: Feb 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2000.
GAO provided information on United States infrastructure, focusing on: (1) trends in the government's investment in infrastructure; (2) how federal agencies can improve their decision-making for the acquisition and management of infrastructure; and (3) the challenges to an effective investment in infrastructure at the federal level.GAO noted that: (1) the United States has historically made an ext...