Federal aid for highways (71 - 80 of 159 items)
Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects
RCED-98-64: Published: Feb 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs, financing, and schedules for large-dollar transportation projects, focusing on eight projects that will play critical roles in the infrastructure networks of six urban areas in the United States.GAO noted that: (1) in 1997, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system began construction on an 8-mile extension of its existing system to provide trans...
Transportation Infrastructure: Review of Project Selection Process for Five FHWA Discretionary Programs
RCED-98-14: Published: Nov 7, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) project selection process for five federal discretionary programs, focusing on: (1) the selection process and criteria DOT uses to fund projects under its discretionary highway programs; and (2) how DOT's process has changed and how the changes may have affected which projects DOT selects for discretionary f...
Federal Highway Programs: Status of Federal Highway Programs in the Absence of Reauthorization
T-RCED-98-38: Published: Nov 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1997.
GAO discussed the status of federal surface transportation programs in the absence of funding from a new federal highway reauthorization act, focusing on a comparison of unobligated federal highway fund balances at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) 1998 with the highway funds that the states obligated during the first part of FY 1997.GAO noted that: (1) the total unobligated highway fund balance a...
Department of Transportation: Flexible Funding Within Federal Highway Programs
RCED-97-233R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which the states have used the funding flexibility available for the National Highway System, the Interstate Maintenance Program, and the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program, focusing on: (1) comparing the actual funds transferred from the three major programs with the maximum funds that could have been transferred...
Transportation Infrastructure: Progress On and Challenges to Central Artery/Tunnel Project's Costs and Financing
RCED-97-170: Published: Jul 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated: (1) the estimated cost of the Central Artery/Tunnel project in Boston, Massachusetts; and (2) Massachusetts' plans for financing the project.GAO noted that: (1) as of March 1997, Massachusetts had estimated that the total cost of the Central Artery/Tunnel project was $10.8 billion--$400 million more than the $10.4-billion estimate contained in it...
Federal-Aid Highway Program: Impact of the District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act
RCED-97-162: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's efforts to implement the District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the District took advantage of the opportunity for the federal government to pay 100 percent of the eligible projects' costs expended during the waiver period; (2) whether the District's efforts to streamline...
Highway Funding: The Federal Highway Administration's Funding Apportionment Model
RCED-97-159: Published: Jun 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) funding apportionment model.GAO noted that: (1) FHwA's new apportionment model matches the highway funding formula contained in the governing legislation; (2) the model captures the structure of the overall apportionment process, accurately representing the interrelationships among programs and equity cat...
Surface Transportation: Regional Distribution of Federal Highway Funds
RCED/HEHS-97-167R: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the regional distribution of federal funds under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) relative to selected indicators of the needs of the federal-aid highway system.GOA noted that: (1) the regional distribution of federal highway funds in relation to the three proxies for highway needs varies by geogra...
Surface Transportation: States Are Experimenting With Design-Build Contracting
RCED-97-138R: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) pilot project to test and evaluate design-build contracting, a new approach to procurement, focusing on the: (1) extent to which states have used design-build contracting under the pilot project; (2) advantages, cited by proponents, of this approach over traditional contracting and the cond...
Status of Information Needed to Complete Financial Audit of the District of Columbia's Dedicated Highway Fund for Fiscal Year 1996
AIMD-97-73R: Published: Apr 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's implementation of requirements to: (1) expeditiously process and execute federal-aid highway contracts; (2) establish a revolving fund account; and (3) ensure that the necessary resources and expertise are available for Highway projects. GAO also audited the Highway Fund's financial condition and results of operations f...