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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...
Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Pavement Design Guide Is Outdated
RCED-98-9: Published: Nov 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) roles of the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and others in developing and updating the pavement design guide; and (2) use and potential of a computer analysis method known as nonlinear 3 Dimensional-Finite Element Method (3D-FEM) for improving the design and analysis of highway pavement structures.GAO noted that: (1) FHwA has worked cooperatively with the...
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...
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...
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...
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...