Road construction (41 - 50 of 98 items)
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; (...
Highway Infrastructure: Quality Improvements Would Safeguard Billions of Dollars Already Invested
RCED-94-198: Published: Sep 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed states' experiences with using warranties in highway contracts; (2) identified efforts to provide adequate maintenance for federal-aid highways; and (3) identified opportunities for improving states' procedures for selecting pavement designs.GAO found that: (1) states' use of contract warranties is limited but generally satisfactory; (2) con...
Highway Contracting: Disadvantaged Business Program Meets Contract Goal, but Refinements Are Needed
RCED-94-168: Published: Aug 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, focusing on whether: (1) states are meeting their DBE participation goals; (2) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts have been effective in ensuring state participation; (3) FHwA has effectively provided technical and busin...
Highway Planning: Agencies Are Attempting to Expedite Environmental Reviews, but Barriers Remain
RCED-94-211: Published: Aug 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to streamline environmental reviews for federal-aid highway projects, focusing on: (1) whether the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) streamlining efforts will expedite the reviews; and (2) the amount of Highway Trust Funds spent on mitigating adverse environmental impacts.G...
Surface Transportation: Tight Budget Environment Requires Sound Investment Strategy
T-RCED-94-146: Published: Mar 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1994.
GAO discussed several issues affecting federal investment in the national highway infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) 1995 budget; (2) whether FHwA needs a project tracking system for individual highway demonstration project authorizations; (3) whether states use life-cycle costs to determine their highway budgeting; and (4) whether refinements are needed f...
Transportation Infrastructure: Oversight of Rental Rates for Highway Construction Equipment Is Inadequate
RCED-93-86: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the equipment rental rates states use to reimburse contractors for unanticipated work on federal-aid highway projects, focusing on: (1) the basis on which states establish equipment rental rates; (2) whether states establish rental rates that are appropriate with contractors' actual equipment costs; and (3) whether the Federal High...
Transportation Infrastructure: Preserving the Nation's Investment in the Interstate Highway System
RCED-91-147: Published: Aug 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the condition of the Interstate Highway System; and (2) federal and state efforts to ensure its preservation.GAO found that: (1) the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) noted that over 40 percent of all interstate pavement was rated in fair or poor condition; (2) interstate conditions are not expected to improve beyond 1989 levels because fu...
Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Program Consolidation
RCED-91-198: Published: Aug 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided a final evaluation of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Combined Road Plan (CRP) Demonstration Program; and (2) reviewed the administration's reauthorization proposal for the Federal-Aid Highway Program.GAO found that: (1) all five states participating in the CRP demonstration considered the ability to use pooled funds toward their u...
Highway Demonstration Projects: Improved Selection and Funding Controls Are Needed
RCED-91-146: Published: May 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated 66 Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation and Assistance Act of 1987 (STURRA) demonstration projects in 8 states, focusing on: (1) their relationship to state and regional transportation plans; (2) progress and problems encountered in implementing such projects; (3) their estimated costs and impact on other highway project funding; and (4)...
Highway Financing: Participating States Benefit Under Toll Facilities Pilot Program
RCED-91-46: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of the nine states participating in the Federal Highway Administration's Toll Facilities Pilot Program, focusing on: (1) project status, estimated construction costs, and start and completion dates; (2) obstacles the states encountered in starting their projects; (3) toll revenue effects on project financing; and (4) states' planned us...