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Surface Transportation: Prospects for Innovation Through Research, Intelligent Transportation Systems, State Infrastructure Banks, and Design-Build Contracting
T-RCED-97-83: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed how innovation in federal research, financing and contracting methods has the potential for improving the performance of the nation's surface transportation system, focusing on three reports it completed for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' deliberations on the reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA).GAO noted that: (1) inv...
Transportation Infrastructure: Managing the Costs of Large-Dollar Highway Projects
RCED-97-47: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) oversight of large-dollar highway projects, focusing on: (1) whether large-dollar highway projects experience cost growth; (2) how FHwA approves large-dollar projects and agrees to their costs; and (3) how FHwA ensures that project costs are controlled and that federal funds are efficiently used.GAO found...
Transportation Infrastructure: Estimated Funding Under the Transportation Empowerment Act
RCED-97-73R: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided its analysis comparing what states received under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) with what they might have received under the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA 2); and (2) verified the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) analysis of TEA 2.GAO noted that: (1) the verification of FHwA's analys...
Highway Fund Audit
AIMD-97-14R: Published: Nov 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) District of Columbia's implementation of the District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act requirements; and (2) Highway Fund's financial condition and results of operations for the fiscal years ended September 30, 1996 and 1995. GAO noted that the District's Chief Financial Officer stated in an October 18, 1996 letter that: (1) the...
State Infrastructure Banks: A Mechanism to Expand Federal Transportation Financing
RCED-97-9: Published: Oct 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' interest in establishing state infrastructure banks (SIB), focusing on the: (1) extent of states' interest in the SIB pilot program and how states might use SIB; and (2) benefits and barriers to states using SIB.GAO found that: (1) 15 states applied for the 10 slots in the SIB pilot program; (2) these states generally have large and growing...
Transportation Enhancements: Status of the $2.4 Billion Authorized for Nonmotorized Transportation
RCED-96-156: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transportation enhancement set-aside program under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), focusing on: (1) how the obligation rates for fiscal year (FY) 1992 through FY 1995 compare with the obligation rates for other major highway programs; (2) what factors have affected the states' use of these funds; (3) the types of p...
D.C. Emergency Highway Relief Act
RCED-96-196R: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request and legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the financial condition and operations of the District of Columbia's highway fund. GAO noted that: (1) the District has significantly reduced the length of time taken to process and execute federal-aid highway contracts, but it still averages 104 days for contracts under $1 million and 168 days for contrac...
Transportation Infrastructure: Central Artery/Tunnel Project Faces Financial Uncertainties
RCED-96-131: Published: May 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on: (1) the project's estimated total costs; and (2) Massachusetts' plans for financing the project.GAO found that: (1) in January 1996, Massachusetts estimated that the project's total cost was $7.8 billion, but that estimate did not include $1 billion in previously identified co...
Emergency Relief: Status of the Replacement of the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-96-136: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the replacement of the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland, California, focusing on the: (1) expected completion date and reasons for construction delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any cost growth; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) use of emergency relief funds.GAO found that: (1) th...
Transportation Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-21: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Transportation issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to assess: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of aviation safety and efficiency; (2) how surface transportation safety and infrastructure can be improved while containing costs; (3) the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry; (4) the Coast Guard's efficiency and effectiveness in ca...