Road construction (11 - 20 of 98 items)
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...
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...
Federal-Aid Highways: Cost and Oversight of Major Highway and Bridge Projects--Issues and Options
GAO-03-764T: Published: May 8, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
Improving the oversight and controlling the costs of major highway and bridge projects is important for the federal government, which often pays 80 percent of these projects' costs. Widespread consensus exists on the need to fund such projects, given the doubling of freight traffic and worsening congestion projected over the next 20 years, yet growing competition for limited federal and state fund...
Highway Projects: Extent of Projects with Unobligated Balances of Greater Than 85 Percent as of August 16, 2002
GAO-02-1059R: Published: Sep 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2002.
Congress has provided funding for numerous highway demonstration projects in legislation authorizing surface transportation programs as well as annual appropriations acts for the Department of Transportation (DOT). In some cases, the projects are identified in the legislation itself, and in others they are identified in committee reports accompanying the legislation. These projects are generally d...
Highway Infrastructure: Physical Conditions of the Interstate Highway System Have Improved, but Congestion and Other Pressure Continue
GAO-02-1128T: Published: Sep 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2002.
The Interstate Highway System has become central to transportation in the United States. It extends over 46,000 miles in length and includes 210,000 lane miles. The System carries over 24 percent of all vehicle miles traveling in the nation, while making up just 2.5 percent of total lane miles. Funding for the Interstate Highway System has been a major part of total highway funding since 1954 whe...
Highway Infrastructure: Preliminary Information on the Timely Completion of Highway Construction Projects
GAO-02-1067T: Published: Sep 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2002.
The United States is the most mobile nation on the planet. Constructing, improving, and repairing roads and bridges is fundamental to meeting the nation's mobility needs to facilitate commerce, national defense, and pleasure use and to promote economic growth. Therefore, it is important that highway projects using federal financial support are completed in as timely a manner as possible. According...
Transportation Infrastructure: Cost and Oversight Issues on Major Highway and Bridge Projects
GAO-02-702T: Published: May 1, 2002. Publicly Released: May 1, 2002.
GAO found problems with the costs and oversight of major highway and bridge projects because cost containment was not an explicit statutory or regulatory goal. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) did little to ensure that cost contentment was an integral part of the states' project management. The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Inspector General and reviews by state audit an...
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: Impacts of Utility Relocations on Highway and Bridge Projects
RCED-99-131: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the impact that delays in relocating utilities are having on the delivery and cost of federal-aid highway and bridge projects, focusing on the: (1) extent to which states are experiencing such delays and the causes and impacts of the delays; (2) number of states that are compensating construction contractors for the added costs incurred on their...
Transportation Infrastructure: Advantages and Disadvantages of Wrap-Up Insurance for Large Construction Projects
RCED-99-155: Published: Jun 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the advantages and disadvantages of wrap-up insurance over traditional insurance for large transportation projects and the factors that can affect the broader use of wrap-up insurance.GAO noted that: (1) owners of transportation projects, such as transit agencies and state departments of transportation, experience a number of advanta...