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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...
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...
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...
Highway Funding: Alternatives for Distributing Federal Funds
RCED-96-6: Published: Nov 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the formula for distributing federal highway funds, focusing on the: (1) relevancy of the data used for the formula; (2) major funding objectives implicit in the formula; and (3) implications of alternative formula factors for achieving these objectives.GAO found that: (1) the federal highway funding formula is complex and cumbersome; (2) the und...
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
RCED-95-213R: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, a federally aided highway project in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on the project's: (1) status; (2) estimated costs; and (3) financing plans. GAO noted that: (1) the project, which includes plans to build or reconstruct 7.5 miles of urban highways in Boston, is scheduled for completion by 2004; (...
National Highway System: Refinements Would Strengthen the System
T-RCED-94-266: Published: Jul 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to develop a National Highway System (NHS). GAO noted that: (1) although DOT has articulated many goals for NHS, it needs to establish and link these goals to system preservation, maintenance, and performance expectations to form a solid system foundation; (2) a well-maintained system foundation should enable the system to achieve its...
Bridge Infrastructure: Matching the Resources to the Need
RCED-91-167: Published: Jul 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Transportation's (DOT) current methodology for determining bridge needs with a level-of-service approach, focusing on: (1) which methods proved more useful for assessing the nation's bridge needs; and (2) the DOT reauthorization proposal to use a new methodology for identifying deficient bridges eligible for federal funding.GAO fo...
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...
The Department of Transportation Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-5: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1984.
GAO completed a Government-wide review of Federal agency' and grantee' policies and practices for managing and reporting income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards and are not...
Types of Work Performed Using Resurfacing, Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Federal Highway Funds
RCED-84-83: Published: Feb 29, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of two Federal-aid highway programs in seven States to determine: (1) what interstate and noninterstate rehabilitation program funds are being used for; (2) if the legislative requirement to use 20 percent of primary and secondary funds for noninterstate rehabilitation program work is adequate; (3) how States select interstate and...