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Public Transportation: Improvements Are Needed to More Fully Assess Predicted Impacts of New Starts Projects
GAO-08-844: Published: Jul 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2008.
Through the New Starts program, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) evaluates and recommends new fixed guideway transit projects for funding using the evaluation criteria identified in law. In August 2007, FTA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in part, to incorporate certain provisions within the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for User...
Public Transportation: New Starts Program Is in a Period of Transition
GAO-06-819: Published: Aug 30, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized about $7.9 billion in commitment authority, through fiscal year 2009, for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts program, which is used to select fixed guideway transit projects, such as rail and trolley projects, and to award full funding grant agreements (FFGAs). The Ne...
Commercial Motor Vehicles: Significant Actions Remain to Improve Truck Safety
T-RCED-00-102: Published: Mar 2, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the efforts being undertaken by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) newly established Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to reduce the number of large truck-related fatalities.GAO noted that: (1) DOT has not yet developed a comprehensive strategy to achieve its goal of reducing large truck-related fatalities by 50 percent by 2009; (2...
Mass Transit: 'Mobility Improvements' Is One of Many Factors Used to Evaluate Mass Transit Projects
RCED-00-6R: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) considers mobility improvements as it evaluates proposed new starts projects, focusing on: (1) how a proposed project's rating for mobility improvements affects its likelihood for selection; and (2) FTA's proposed changes in how it will evaluate mobility improvements.GAO noted that: (1)...
Transportation Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-18(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Transportation Infrastructure: Supplemental Information on the Federal Highway Administration's Project Selection Process for Five Discretionary Programs
RCED-98-179R: Published: May 19, 1998. Publicly Released: May 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed congressional concerns regarding whether or not the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) awarded a disproportionate number of projects or funds to democratic or republican congressional districts for fiscal years 1995-97.GAO noted that: (1) in four of the five programs that GAO reviewed, which accounted for $560.3 million, or 79 percent of the $7...
Reduction in Demonstration Project Funding
RCED-96-172R: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on unobligated surface transportation funding available for congressional rescission. GAO noted that: (1) about $409,000 in unobligated funding could be rescinded; (2) the Federal Highway Administration originally reported $8.8 million in unobligated funds, but $8.4 million of that amount was erroneously reported because the Department...
Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Program Meets Contract Goal, but Refinements Are Needed
RCED-94-168: Published: Aug 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, focusing on whether: (1) states are meeting their DBE participation goals; (2) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts have been effective in ensuring state participation; (3) FHwA has effectively provided technical and busin...
National Highway System: Refinements Would Strengthen the System
T-RCED-94-266: Published: Jul 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to develop a National Highway System (NHS). GAO noted that: (1) although DOT has articulated many goals for NHS, it needs to establish and link these goals to system preservation, maintenance, and performance expectations to form a solid system foundation; (2) a well-maintained system foundation should enable the system to achieve its...
High-Speed Ground Transportation: Issues Affecting Development in the United States
RCED-94-29: Published: Nov 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning the development of high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) technology, focusing on: (1) the types of HSGT technology being developed in the United States; (2) how HSGT is financed; and (3) the social benefits expected from HSGT technology.GAO found that: (1) the incremental HSGT approach provides a low-cost, near-term option for d...