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Transportation Infrastructure: Advantages and Disadvantages of Wrap-Up Insurance for Large Construction Projects
RCED-99-155: Published: Jun 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the advantages and disadvantages of wrap-up insurance over traditional insurance for large transportation projects and the factors that can affect the broader use of wrap-up insurance.GAO noted that: (1) owners of transportation projects, such as transit agencies and state departments of transportation, experience a number of advanta...
Community Development: Extent of Federal Influence on 'Urban Sprawl' Is Unclear
RCED-99-87: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contribution of federal programs and policies to urban sprawl, focusing on: (1) the origins and implications of urban sprawl; (2) evidence that exists on the influence of federal programs and policies on urban sprawl; and (3) regulatory review and coordination mechanisms evaluating and mitigating the effects of federal actions on urban sprawl.G...
Project Labor Agreements: The Extent of Their Use and Related Information
GGD-98-82: Published: May 29, 1998. Publicly Released: May 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of project labor agreements (PLA) on federal construction contracts and related matters, focusing on the: (1) number of federal construction and other projects where PLAs were used and the extent to which PLAs have been used on projects sponsored by nonfederal organizations, including public projects with some federal funding...
Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects
RCED-98-64: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs, financing, and schedules for large-dollar transportation projects, focusing on eight projects that will play critical roles in the infrastructure networks of six urban areas in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) in 1997, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system began construction on an 8-mile extension of its existing system to provide trans...
Indian Issues: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Oahe Dam
RCED-98-39: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed a private consultant's economic analysis of compensation due to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for the construction of the Oahe dam on tribal lands.GAO noted that: (1) the consultant's primary approach, which produced an estimate of $300.7 million in additional compensation, relies on questionable assumptions about the value of the tribe's losses i...
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Failure To Comply With FAR Provisions]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers failure to comply with certain Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions. GAO noted that the all-encompassing work statement contained in the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts did not reasonably describe the scope of the services, and therefore did not provide potential offerors notice of the work that would be within...
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Information on Potential Budgetary Reductions for Fiscal Year 1998
RCED-97-136R: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO provided information on selected activities within the Construction account and the Operation of Indian Programs account of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), focusing on: (1) trends in the agency's carryover balances; and (2) potential reductions to its fiscal year (FY) 1998 funding requests.GAO noted that: (1) during FY 1994 and 1996, unobligated balances in the Construction account decreas...
Rural Development: New Approach to Empowering Communities Needs Refinement
RCED-97-75: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) rural Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) Program, focusing on: (1) the federal funding levels of the rural EZ/EC program over the 10-year life of the program; (2) the status of the implementation of the program; (3) the difficulties that the communities have encountered in implem...
Information on the Davis-Bacon Act
HEHS-97-30R: Published: Oct 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether wage determinations promulgated by the Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act were lower than local area prevailing wages; (2) the possibility of fraud in the payment of wages under the Davis-Bacon Act; and (3) the total dollar amount spent on construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and on all construction during fiscal year...
Emergency Relief: Status of the Replacement of the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-96-136: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the replacement of the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland, California, focusing on the: (1) expected completion date and reasons for construction delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any cost growth; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) use of emergency relief funds.GAO found that: (1) th...