Conservation (1 - 7 of 7 items)
Maritime Administration: Proceeds from the Sale of Obsolete Vessels Were Accounted for, Allocated, and Disbursed Consistent with Applicable Law
GAO-17-280: Published: Feb 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2017.
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) accounted for and allocated about $75.9 million in proceeds from the sale of 90 obsolete vessels from the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) in fiscal years 2005 through 2015 in the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund (VORF) consistent with applicable law.Required Allocation of Proceeds from the Sale of Obsolete Vessels Maintained in the Vessel Operations Revolv...
Information on Materials and Practices for Improving Highway Pavement Performance
GAO-13-32R: Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.
The nation's more than 4 million miles of roads are key to the economy, facilitating the movement of goods and people. Although highways are highly durable and can last for decades, they deteriorate from traffic wear and tear, inadequate drainage, construction deficiencies, and weather. Keeping them in good condition requires substantial resources: public entities spent more than $180 billion in 2...
Scenic Byways: States' Use of Geometric Design Standards
RCED-95-243: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the design standards states use or plan to use to improve and reconstruct roads in scenic areas; and (2) what national design standards or guidance is available to states for improving and reconstructing such roads.GAO found that: (1) twenty-four of the 29 states surveyed use the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officia...
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...
Should Amtrak Develop High-Speed Corridor Service Outside the Northeast?
CED-78-67: Published: Apr 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1978.
If the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) were to extend its northeast corridor to 16 other corridors, the following would be anticipated: (1) improved and more convenient services to the public through greater train speed and better on-time performance; (2) lower deficits through increased ridership; (3) improved energy conservation through the public's greater use of the energy-eff...
The National Defense Reserve Fleet, Can It Respond to Future Contingencies?
LCD-76-226: Published: Oct 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1976.
A review was conducted of the capabilities of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) to meet contingency shipping requirements. This fleet is the only source of reserve dry cargo shipping available during a military or commercial shipping crisis. During the past two decades the fleet performed satisfactorily but Department of Defense (DOD) requirements now depend on faster reactivation. Finding...