Economic development (21 - 30 of 43 items)
Highway Contracting: Assessing Fraud and Abuse in FHwA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
RCED-89-26: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of program fraud and abuse; (2) results of FHwA investigations of DBE fraud and abuse cases; and (3) approaches FHwA and states used to minimize fraud and abuse.GAO found that: (1) FHwA established the DBE program to e...
Highway Funding: Federal Distribution Formulas Should Be Changed
RCED-86-114: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the statutory formulas used to apportion federal highway funds to the states.More than $13 billion in highway funds have been apportioned among the states in fiscal year 1986 on the basis of highway formulas enacted by Congress over the years. GAO found that: (1) the factors used in formulas to apportion highway funds should reflect the extent a...
Transportation Services for the Disabled: A Complex Public Policy Issue
130325: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Spring 1986, discusses efforts to provide national transportation services to handicapped individuals, specifically: (1) federal transit assistance; (2) the type of services needed; (3) the need for more information on the disabled population; (4) approaches to providing service; (5) the cost and limited use of services; and (6) fut...
GAO Review of the Federal Highway Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Enforcement Activities
126708: Apr 18, 1985
GAO discussed certain aspects of motor carrier safety enforcement activities and the organization of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (BMCS). GAO believes that increased oversight of the safety audit procedures has the potential to improve motor carrier safety and a recent FHwA organizational change may increase BMCS ability to perform program oversight. G...
Use of Cathodic Protection To Combat Corrosion of Bridge Decks
RCED-84-165: Published: Jul 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the protection of reinforced concrete bridge decks and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts to promote cathodic protection to combat corrosion of the reinforcing steel in the decks.According to FHwA, one way of extending the life of corroding reinforced concrete bridge decks is cathodic protection. Therefore, promotion of catho...
General Motors 1980 X-Body Vehicles' Rear Brake Lockup Problem
122042: Aug 5, 1983
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) investigation involving rear brake lockup problems in General Motors' 1980 X-body cars. During the first 15 months of the investigation, numerous actions called for under NHTSA guidelines were not taken or were delayed. GAO stated that the NHTSA guidelines were inadequate or were not clear, es...
Survey of the Administration of the States' Allocations and Suballocations of Urban System Funds
089549: Aug 11, 1976
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Small Car Safety
120007: Nov 30, 1982
Testimony was given concerning a previous GAO report on small car safety. The Nation's passenger car fleet has witnessed a steady increase of smaller, lighter cars during the last decade. Because of this, the safety picture for the occupants of smaller cars has become a significant concern. Issues to be resolved include: whether smaller cars are in more accidents, if they protect their occupants i...
Federal Grants for Improvement of a Road to a Tourist Complex in Arkansas
B-168722: Published: Mar 17, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
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