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Urban Transportation: Metropolitan Planning Organizations' Efforts to Meet Federal Planning Requirements
RCED-96-200: Published: Sep 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) metropolitan planning organizations' (MPO) implementation of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) planning requirements; and (2) whether the Department of Transportation's certification review process ensures that MPO in larger urban areas comply with those planning requirements.GAO found that: (1) the MPOs have...
Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Cost and Financing
T-RCED-96-218: Published: Jul 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
GAO provided a statement for the record on Massachusetts' Central Artery/Tunnel project. GAO noted that: (1) there may not be sufficient state and federal funding to complete the project by 2004; (2) Massachusetts faces challenges in maintaining its commitment to its statewide road and bridge improvement program and the Central Artery/Tunnel project; (3) the total cost of the project is estimated...
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...
Reduction in Demonstration Project Funding
RCED-96-172R: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on unobligated surface transportation funding available for congressional rescission. GAO noted that: (1) about $409,000 in unobligated funding could be rescinded; (2) the Federal Highway Administration originally reported $8.8 million in unobligated funds, but $8.4 million of that amount was erroneously reported because the Department...
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
RCED-96-65R: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project, focusing on: (1) the project's estimated cost; and (2) Massachusetts' plans to finance the project. GAO noted that: (1) the cost of CA/T will exceed the Massachusetts Department of Highways' (MHD) 1995 estimate of $8 billion; (2) MHD estimates that about $775 million of CA/T costs can be excl...
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...
Scenic Byways: States' Use of Geometric Design Standards
RCED-95-243: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the design standards states use or plan to use to improve and reconstruct roads in scenic areas; and (2) what national design standards or guidance is available to states for improving and reconstructing such roads.GAO found that: (1) twenty-four of the 29 states surveyed use the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officia...
Railroad Safety: Status of Efforts to Improve Railroad Crossing Safety
RCED-95-191: Published: Aug 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal efforts to improve railroad crossing safety, focusing on: (1) the progress made in reducing railroad crossing accidents and fatalities; (2) federal and state strategies that have the potential for reducing railroad crossing accidents and fatalities; and (3) the Department of Transportation's (DOT) progress in implementing its action plan fo...