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Highway And Transit Investments: Options for Improving Information on Projects' Benefits and Costs and Increasing Accountability for Results
GAO-05-172: Published: Jan 24, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2005.
Mobility is critical to the nation's economy. Projections of future passenger and freight travel suggest that increased levels of investment may be needed to maintain the current levels of mobility provided by the nation's highway and transit systems. However, calls for greater investment in transportation come amid growing concerns about fiscal imbalances at all levels of the government. As a res...
Federal-Aid Highways: Trends, Effect on State Spending, and Options for Future Program Design
GAO-04-802: Published: Aug 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2004.
In 2004, both houses of Congress approved separate legislation to reauthorize the federal-aid highway program to help meet the Nation's surface transportation needs, enhance mobility, and promote economic growth. Both bills also recognized that the Nation faces significant transportation challenges in the future, and each established a National Commission to assess future revenue sources for the H...
Highway Projects--Extent of Unobligated Balances for Demonstration Projects as of April 30, 2004
GAO-04-935R: Published: Aug 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 2004.
Congress has provided funding for numerous highway demonstration projects in legislation authorizing surface transportation programs as well as in annual appropriations acts for the Department of Transportation (DOT). In some cases, the projects are identified in the legislation itself. In others, they are identified in committee reports accompanying the legislation. These projects are all designa...
Highway Safety: Federal and State Efforts to Address Rural Road Safety Challenges
GAO-04-663: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: May 28, 2004.
Traffic crashes are a major cause of death and injury in the United States. In 2002, there were 42,815 fatalities and over 2.9 million injuries on the nation's highways. Crashes on rural roads (roads in areas with populations of less than 5,000) account for over 60 percent of the deaths nationwide, or about 70 deaths each day. Further, the rate of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled on rural road...
Highways and Transit: Private Sector Sponsorship of and Investment in Major Projects Has Been Limited
GAO-04-419: Published: Mar 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2004.
Many in Congress, as well as many transportation experts, believe more money needs to be spent to keep up with the country's surface transportation needs. As Congress considers reauthorization of the nation's surface transportation laws, many observers believe increased private participation and investment in transportation can help meet these needs. GAO was asked to examine cases where state and...
Comparison of States' Highway Construction Costs
GAO-04-113R: Published: Nov 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2003.
We are reporting to Congress on whether Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data can help transportation stakeholders understand how states' costs to build, reconstruct, and maintain federally financed highways, roads, and bridges (termed "constructing highways" for this report) compare. Durig our review, we became aware of significant issues regarding the quality of the data that FHWA collects...
Highway Infrastructure: Stakeholders' Views on Time to Conduct Environmental Reviews of Highway Projects
GAO-03-534: Published: May 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2003.
The federal government has a long-term commitment to helping states construct, improve, and repair roads and bridges to meet the nation's mobility needs. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) expects to provide states about $20 billion for highway construction projects in fiscal year 2003. State departments of transportation are primarily responsible for initiating and completing projects. Man...
Trends in Federal and State Capital Investment in Highways
GAO-03-744R: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
Amid projections that freight traffic will increase 65 percent by 2020 and that traffic congestion will worsen, many transportation officials are concerned about the challenge of maintaining and improving the condition and performance of the nation's highway infrastructure. In 1998, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century increased funding for highways by 27 percent in real terms over t...
Trends in State Capital Investment in Highways, an E-supplement to GAO-03-744R
GAO-03-915SP: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
This publication presents state-by-state information on trends in state and local expenditures for capital projects on highways, state and local levels of investment compared with measures of highway use and income, and state sources of funding from 1982 through 2000. The trend information is also compared with federal levels of investment and state averages. This report is the companion to our re...
Highway Infrastructure: Perceptions of Stakeholders on Approaches to Reduce Highway Project Completion Time
GAO-03-398: Published: Apr 9, 2003. Publicly Released: May 12, 2003.
Constructing, improving, and repairing roads is fundamental to meeting the nation's mobility needs. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) supplies most of the money (about $20 billion in fiscal year 2003), and state departments of transportation are primarily responsible for completing projects. Many federal and state agencies (called resource agencies) help ensure that environmental and other...