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Federal Highway Funding by Program and Type of Roadway, With Related Safety Data
GAO-01-836R: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
The National Association of Counties contends that rural roads do not receive the level of funding needed to make these roads safer. Rural local roads, which account for more than half of the 8.2 million miles of roadways in the United States, had the highest rate of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled of all types of roadways--over six times that of urban interstates. This report reviews federal...
Highway Infrastructure: FHWA's Model for Estimating Highway Needs Has Been Modified for State-Level Planning
GAO-01-299: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2001.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed the state-level version of the Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS-ST) model as an investment-analysis tool for highway planning at the state level. FHWA officials believe that some state departments of transportation will find the analysis that the HERS-ST model produces useful because it demonstrates the potential results of highway inve...
Highway Funding: Problems With Highway Trust Fund Information Can Affect State Highway Funds
RCED/AIMD-00-148: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of the Treasury's process for allocating highway user tax receipts to the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund; (2) Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) process for estimating motor fuel usage and the contributions to the account that are attributable to highway users in each state; and (3) impact of these processes on the...
Highway Infrastructure: FHWA's Model for Estimating Highway Needs Is Generally Reasonable, Despite Limitations
RCED-00-133: Published: Jun 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on how the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) determines highway investment requirements, focusing on the: (1) methodology the Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS) computer model uses to generate its estimates of the nation's highway investment requirements; (2) strengths and limitations of the model; and (3) usefulness of t...
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Distribution of Fiscal Year 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds
OGC-00-26: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) new rule on the distribution of fiscal year (FY) 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule is published as a temporary one and requires distribution of one-half of the FY 2000 Indian Reservation Roads funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the Relative Need Formula ad...
Transportation Infrastructure: Better Data Needed to Rate the Nation's Highway Conditions
RCED-99-264: Published: Sep 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on federal and state efforts to assess the conditions of the nation's highways, focusing on: (1) the uses the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA), the states, and others make of the International Roughness Index to assess highway conditions; (2) the consistency and accuracy of state-reported data on highway roughness; and (3) FHwA's...
Transportation Infrastructure: FHWA Should Assess and Compare the Benefits of Projects When Awarding Discretionary Grants
RCED-99-263: Published: Sep 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) selection process for awarding discretionary grants, focusing on: (1) determining how FHwA has implemented the requirements specified in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21); and (2) comparing the results of the selection process for fiscal years (FY) 1998-1999 with t...
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...
Highway Trust Fund: Financial Condition as of September 30, 1997
RCED-98-171R: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the highway account and mass transit account balances as of September 30, 1997, and compared these balances to commitments.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that the highway account had a balance of $12.6 billion at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1997 compared to unpaid commitments of $44.9 billion; th...
Highway Trust Fund: Possible Impact if It Had Financed All Highway Expenditures
RCED-98-78R: Published: Feb 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Highway Trust Fund, focusing on what the Highway Trust Fund highway account would be if it had financed not only the federal-aid highway program, but other federal highway expenditures that have historically been paid from the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury.GAO noted that: (1) of the 3.9 million miles of public roads in the United States, 95...